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Tue., July 19, 2011, 9:20 a.m.

More congressional district plans unveiled

Idaho's citizen redistricting commission considers new options on congressional district plans on Tuesday morning. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho's citizen redistricting commission considers new options on congressional district plans on Tuesday morning. (Betsy Russell)

Idaho's citizen redistricting commission has convened this morning, and GOP Commissioner Lou Esposito has proposed several additional options on congressional district plans. The first, C-43, is a slight revision of the earlier Five Mile Plan proposed by the Republicans, aimed at cleaning up and straightening some lines. Another is a “cleanup” of C-38, the Cloverdale compromise plan he proposed yesterday, to “true up all lines on the northern part of the district,” using Highway 55 as a divider.  “I think this also gives us some very bright lines,” Esposito said. “It's another alternative.” Both, like earlier GOP proposals, simply move the line in Ada County between districts 1 and 2, leaving eastern Idaho in District 2 and North Idaho in District 1.




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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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