IPT: After voters reject $258MM tax hike, CWI expansion on ice

Rendering of a proposed CWI Nampa health sciences building

Rendering of a proposed CWI Nampa health sciences building

The big, splashy plan for a gleaming new campus on the old Bob Rice Ford for College of Western Idaho will have to wait. The Idaho Press Tribune reports the campus plan is on hold - with no plan B at the moment. Plans for a Nampa health sciences building are also on hold

Voters across Canyon & Ada counties decided that spending $258 million for new facilities was a bridge too far (the bond had $180 MM in principal with more than $70 million in interest).

Bond measures failed across the area - with efforts for a Meridian Library, Meridian Poll and Fruitland City Hall all going down to defeat.

Don Day

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