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Tue., July 19, 2011, 2:31 p.m.

Repubs withdraw objection, redistricters take up legislative plans

The redistricting commission has reconvened, and GOP Co-Chair Evan Frasure said, "We had an objection on the table, and we would like to withdraw that objection." Now, Commissioner George Moses is presenting a legislative district plan; it calls for 35 legislative districts, with a total population deviation of 9.82 percent and just five counties split: Bonneville, Bannock, Twin Falls, Canyon and Bonner. It also takes one precinct from Teton County to make it and Madison County the right size for a district.

The upshot: The Democrats appear to have won the parliamentary struggle to move forward with consideration of legislative district plans without first voting on congressional district plans - at least for now.




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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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