Idaho voters reject jail measures in 3 counties - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho voters reject jail measures in 3 counties

BOISE, Idaho. - Voters in three Idaho counties slammed the door on measures that would have paid for proposed jails or jail expansions.

In Kootenai County in northern Idaho, a $57 million bond and half-cent sales tax to expand the county's jail fell short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass.

In Jerome County in south-central Idaho, a plan for a 30-year, $13.5 million lease-to-purchase agreement for a 165-bed jail fell 1.16 percent short of the supermajority.

In Canyon County in southwestern Idaho, a $46 million bond failed after getting 57 percent approval, about 10 percent short of the supermajority of voters it needed to pass.

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