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Redistricting twist: Both parties now say their former commissioners have reached agreement

In the latest twist in this year's Idaho redistricting saga, the Idaho Republican and Democratic parties have just issued a joint media advisory saying the previous redistricting commissioners, from both parties, have now reached agreement on both congressional and legislative district plans, and will present them to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa on Monday morning at 9. The previous commission, of course, was disbanded after it failed to meet its Sept. 6 deadline, and a new six-member commission is scheduled to be sworn in and start work on Wednesday. In the joint advisory (click below to read it in full), the two parties said the now-agreed-upon congressional plan is C-38, one the previous commission discussed earlier, and the new legislative plan is L-83, a new plan that will go up online for viewing on Monday.

***Joint Media Advisory***
FOR RELEASE:                                                                                                                                                                                  
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
TELEPHONE: (208) 343-6405 or (208) 949-4888
TELEPHONE: (208) 336-1815
The previous redistricting commission, made up of three Democrats and three Republicans, have reached an agreement on both a Congressional map (C38) and a legislative map (L83). L83 will be available for online viewing on Monday.
What: Chairman Semanko and Chairman Grant are scheduled to meet with Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa on Monday morning to present the two maps, and to discuss future steps.

When: 9AM, Monday, September 26, 2011
Where: Idaho Secretary of State’s Office, 700 W. Jefferson, Room E205, Boise, ID

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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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