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Good work in House due to in part to character of freshmen

February 27, 2023

By Idaho Representative Sage Dixon

Though 24 separate bills were passed on the House floor last week, I'd like to highlight one which may have the broadest effect on Idahoans in the coming year. House Bill 138, passed on Friday, would consolidate Idaho's Presidential Primary voting with current State Primary election dates.

Our aim, of course, is to increase availability, awareness, and simplicity in Idaho elections — a goal built upon by similar reforms in House Bill 58, passed and transferred to the Senate last week, which limits the dates when school bond and levy elections may be held by removing March and August interim election dates and consolidating bond and levy elections with the May primaries and November general election.

These bills highlight a key part of positive legislative action in the House this session.

We can only pray that this cooperation and good work may continue, and allow for more effective deregulation and simplification of state government in the remaining weeks.

God has blessed the state of Idaho in ways big and small, and we see part of that through more of these real opportunities for reform being led by thoughtful collaboration in the House this year; not least because of the character of many of our freshman members.

May it continue!

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