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Tue., Sept. 13, 2011, 3:14 p.m.

Order is out to form new redistricting panel, clock starts ticking…

Order of the Idaho Secretary of State, establishing new redistricting commission
Order of the Idaho Secretary of State, establishing new redistricting commission

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has issued his formal order establishing a new redistricting commission, which starts the clock ticking. The appointing authorities - the House speaker, the Senate president pro-tem, the House and Senate minority leaders, and the state Democratic and Republican party chairmen - now have up to 15 days to name their nominees, and then the new commission will have up to 90 days to adopt new legislative and congressional districts for the state. "The first meeting of the committee is scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 28," Ysursa said in a statement. "A lot of work has already been accomplished by the former committee and I hope the new committee will take advantage of that work and come to agreement on a plan quickly for the people of Idaho."




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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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