Boise’s NBC affiliate takes a look at the priorities of the Democrats in the Idaho Legislature as they return from a two-week break to mitigate COVID–19 spread within the body. While the primary focus is on education, the Democrats also want to protect our initiative rights.
Idaho Democrats will also focus on pushing against legislation moving through the Statehouse including a bill that would change the threshold for qualifying a citizen’s initiative for the ballot.
“We really want to see a lot of things blocked, most notably the attack on citizens ballot initiative rights and some of the voter suppression bills. In particular, Senate Bill 1110, which would basically shut down citizens’ ballot initiative rights forever,” Rubel said.