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Proposition 1

76
Option Pct
No 57.29%
Yes 42.71%

Proposition 2

77
Option Pct
No 57.98%
Yes 42.02%

Proposition 3

78
Option Pct
No 66.71%
Yes 33.29%



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Idaho legislators hope for less pain in ’12

BOISE – Idaho’s headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said Thursday. “Actually we have 105 game plans, folks,” Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference on Thursday, which traditionally serves as something of a warmup for Idaho’s legislative session.


Idaho Supreme Court sets redistricting arguments for Jan. 5

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an order setting oral arguments on the Twin Falls County challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan for Jan. 5 at 2 p.m.; it’s also set a briefing schedule. It’s not clear yet whether that would change if, as…


Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new legislative map

BOISE – Seven northern Idaho counties are planning a lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, which already faces one legal challenge. “These northern counties want to make sure that their interests are represented, and their interests may diverge somewhat from the Twin Falls petition,” said Eagle, Idaho, attorney Christ Troupis.


Second lawsuit in works to challenge Idaho legislative redistricting plan

Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. “These northern counties want to make sure that their interests are represented, and their interests may diverge somewhat from the Twin Falls petition,” said attorney Christ Troupis. Troupis is…


Second lawsuit could challenge Idaho district plan

Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan.


Redistricting challengers submit own map, dividing only six counties

The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan - which include Kootenai County - have drawn up and submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court their own version of a new legislative district plan, dividing just six counties, vs. the…


Eye on Boise: 4 counties in lawsuit offer own district map

BOISE – The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan – which include Kootenai County – have drawn up and submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court their own version of a new legislative district plan, dividing just six counties. Led by Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs, the group maintains that L-87, the plan that was adopted, impermissibly splits 11 counties. “Plan L-87 disenfranchises these counties’ citizens by gerrymandering these districts to eliminate the impact of the county electorate,” the petition to the Idaho Supreme Court declares.


Redistricting challenge filed at Idaho Supreme Court

Twin Falls County has filed its redistricting challenge with the Idaho Supreme Court today, as promised, and it includes several additional parties. Those joining the county’s challenge include not only several cities in Twin Falls County, including Twin Falls, Filer, Hansen and Buhl, but also…


County votes to join redistricting lawsuit

Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and pair it with others to the south and east. “We just didn’t think that was right,” said Commission Chairman Todd Tondee. “Our county can be kept whole, and we would like it to be kept whole for our citizens.”


Redistricting challenge to be filed tomorrow

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how Kootenai County commissioners voted today to sue over Idaho’s proposed new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large new district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and…


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