(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls lawmaker has succeeded in making March 4 a state holiday. Rep. Linden Bateman taught high school history for decades, and proposed a bill earlier this year that recognizes the day in 1863 that Abraham Lincoln made Idaho a territory. Idaho Day will go into effect next year. Bateman says he’s happy with the results, noting that there was not a single dissenting vote in either legislative chamber. Governor Butch Otter signed the bill on Tuesday.