BAKER CITY, OR -- State Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) discussed the Greater Idaho Movement with two Idaho state lawmakers Thursday. Movement supporters say the Baker City meeting was in response to an Idaho House resolution inviting Oregon to discuss moving the border; although that bill was never approved by Idaho's Senate. A companion bill in Oregon did not receive a hearing in the 2023 session.
After the meeting, Breese-Iverson said in a statement, "As a state representative, I have a duty and responsibility to have conversations that could potentially better my constituents. It is clear: people in central and eastern Oregon do not align with all the values of those in Portland and Eugene. Is Greater Idaho the answer? I am not sure but I am willing to turn over all the rocks possible, for the land and people I love.”
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek discussed the idea during a stop in Bend over the summer.