New redistrcting panel sets first meetings
The redistricting panel that's trying again to redraw Idaho's electoral boundaries will hold three public hearings next month in its bid to complete work that the previous batch of commissioners failed to get done. The Idaho Statesman reports that here will be public hearings in Idaho Falls on Oct. 5, Coeur d'Alene on Oct. 6 and Boise on Oct. 7, followed by commission meetings now scheduled until as late as Halloween. he first commission failed to adopt a plan for 35 legislative and two congressional districts after meeting over 92 days. This new Republican and Democrat confab will try to come up with a plan that will preserve the one-person, one-vote principle following rapid population growth since 2000. The new panel has $100,000 to complete its work.