Week 11 at the Idaho Legislature


The session is very likely winding down. 

At this point in the session, it’s a lot of hurry up and wait. Caucus meetings drag on behind closed doors, floor sessions are delayed, and committees meet with little or no notice. The last day or two of legislative work is generally somewhat unpredictable. However, one of the biggest hurdles – the Medicaid budget – moved out of committee today, signaling lawmakers are nearly finished with their must-do tasks. 

There’s a ton of legislation we’ve worked to support and oppose this session, but the most critical is undoubtedly SJR101. This attack on our Constitutional Right to the ballot initiative and referendum process is up on the House floor very soon – likely today or tomorrow morning. 

Take action right now if you haven’t already. The goal of SJR101 has been opposed by Idaho voters in every legislative district. Let your representative know you’re one of them! Follow our social media for timely updates on this legislation.

Hopefully I’ll be back to you next Wednesday with good news that the 2023 Legislative Session has officially adjourned. I’ll have a summary of what happened in the Statehouse this year – the good, the bad, the ugly — after sine die.