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Fri., Sept. 23, 2011, 4:54 p.m.

Redistricters reach agreement 3 weeks after deadline, impact unclear…

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how Idaho's previous redistricting commission has now reached unanimous agreement on legislative and congressional district plans, three weeks after its deadline passed and it was disbanded. As to what legal effect the new agreement has, Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko said it's unclear, and that's why he and Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant will meet with Secretary of State Ben Ysursa first thing Monday morning. Semanko, an attorney, said he hoped there would be "lots of smart lawyers in the room." Grant and Ysursa also are attorneys.

The Democratic Party already has named three new redistricting commissioners; Semanko said the Republicans still plan to name three new commissioners by Wednesday.




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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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