Qualifying a voter initiative for the ballot would require more support from rural communities under a proposal before the Idaho Legislature.

An initiative now qualifies for the general election ballot if it gets signatures from 6% of the registered voters in 18 legislative districts in 18 months, and 6% of the number of registered voters statewide.

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I cover agricultural, environmental and rural issues in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. I can be reached at 208-914-8264 mobile or bcarlson@capitalpress.com.

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