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IPFS News Link • Secession/States

Oregon state senator introduces bill to give 65% of Beaver State to Idaho,


State Senator Dennis Linthicum introduced Senate Joint Memorial 2 

Also known as the 'Greater Idaho' bill, it would move 11 counties to Idaho

The bill was introduced in the wake of Oregon's recent state elections 

Democrats hold governor's mansion and majorities in the state legislature 

The movement by residents of Eastern Oregon to secede from the state and join Idaho has taken a step further after a Republican state senator introduced a bill that would allow 11 counties to join their neighboring state.

State Senator Dennis Linthicum introduced Senate Joint Memorial 2 on January 10, also known as the 'Greater Idaho' bill. 

'Eastern Oregon is culturally, politically, economically much more similar to Idaho than it is to western Oregon,' said Matt McCaw, a spokesman for the Greater Idaho Movement.