A Senate and House joint committee of the Idaho Legislature will meet to hear testimony from Citizens for Greater Idaho / Move Oregon’s Border on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:30 MT. UPDATE: it’s 1:00 MT
Mark Simmons of Elgin, OR, former Speaker of the Oregon House, will testify in favor of moving the border.
The joint committee combines the Senate Resources and Environment committee and the House Environment, Energy, and Technology committee. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the proposal to move the Oregon/Idaho border so that Oregon counties may become a part of Idaho.
Mike McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho, revealed that he will tell the committee that moving the Oregon/Idaho border farther from Boise will protect Idahoans from the ill effects of Oregon’s new drug laws. He will also describe the financial benefits to Idaho.
The hearing will be live-streamed from www.idahoptv.org/shows/idahoinsession