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Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 9:42 a.m.

Redistricters seek ‘common ground’

Redistricting commission co-chairmen Allen Andersen, left, and Evan Frasure, right, go over explanations of district lines during a break in the commission's proceedings on Wednesday. (Betsy Russell)
Redistricting commission co-chairmen Allen Andersen, left, and Evan Frasure, right, go over explanations of district lines during a break in the commission's proceedings on Wednesday. (Betsy Russell)

Idaho's bipartisan citizen redistrict commission convened briefly this morning, then took a break to allow for some "sidebar conversations." Before the break, GOP Co-Chairman Evan Frasure said he's hoping when the panel comes back it can "move the ball forward today in a significant way." During the break, Frasure sat down with Democratic Co-Chairman Allen Andersen and went over some explanations of various district lines. Said GOP Commissioner Lou Esposito, "We are trying to find some common ground and a way to move this process forward." That same phrase, "common ground," wafted over from Frasure and Andersen's conversation.

After the break, Frasure said the commission will return to L-46, a new legislative district plan Democratic commissioners submitted yesterday that Republican commissioners hailed as a sign of progress.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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