Today, Idaho's new citizen redistricting commission is back at work, but its public session lasted only moments. “We're going to do much like we did yesterday,” Co-Chair Dolores Crow announced - work in small groups on possible district lines for various parts of the state. “We probably won't come back here.” The full commission will get together for lunch - but the commissioners can't talk about redistricting while they lunch, or they'd be violating the open meeting law. It's something this new commission has made a point of doing, for personal bonding; they talk about kids and get to know each other. The bipartisan panel's co-chairs both say they're making progress; they're scheduled to continue meeting all week.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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