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Redistricters in parliamentary wrangle…

Now that the five congressional district plans under consideration have failed to be adopted, Democratic redistricting Commissioner George Moses said he'd like to present a legislative district plan. Commissioner Evan Frasure objected. Democratic Co-Chairman Allen Andersen ruled that because the agenda for today's meeting calls for consideration of congressional plans and then "possible consideration of legislative plans submitted by the public," the commission will now consider legislative plans submitted by the public. Frasure again objected, and Moses said he could move to overrule the chair, but Andersen's ruling should stand. The commission then, at Frasure's request, took a five-minute break. Frasure and Andersen, as the Republican and Democratic co-chairs, take turns chairing the commission's meetings; today is Andersen's turn.

Democrats on the commission want to go on to consider legislative plans without first voting on a congressional district plan; Republican have been resisting that move.

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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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