Idaho Supreme Court hears oral arguments over redistricting challenges

The Idaho Supreme Court heard legal challenges to the state’s adopted legislative redistricting plan on Friday, Jan. 14. Arguments in a separate case challenging the congressional redistricting plan are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Here’s a writeup of the courtroom action by Clark Corbin of the Idaho Capital Sun: Idaho Supreme CourtContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court hears oral arguments over redistricting challenges”

Idaho’s final redistricting maps approved 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports In a short meeting Friday, the Idaho redistricting commission approved legislative plan L03 and congressional plan C03 to become the state’s electoral districts for the next 10 years. The bipartisan six-member commission began their work on Sept. 1 and approved the final maps three weeks ahead of the Nov. 30Continue reading “Idaho’s final redistricting maps approved “

One person, one vote, forty-four counties

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports As Idaho communities have grown unevenly over the past decade, how should the interests of urban and rural areas best be represented? That’s one of several issues before Idaho’s redistricting commission as they decide how to lay out 35 legislative districts across the 44 counties. The bipartisan six-member commission spentContinue reading “One person, one vote, forty-four counties”

Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment makes the final leg of their statewide tour next week, visiting eastern Idaho to gather public input on new legislative and congressional maps. Fort Hall Wednesday, Oct. 6 1 p.m. Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Chokecherry Room 777 Bannock Trail, Pocatello, Idaho 83202  Pocatello Wednesday, Oct. 6 7 p.m. Idaho State UniversityContinue reading “Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho “

“We don’t want to be with them. We’d like to be with these folks instead.” 

The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment is getting a clearer idea of which areas of the state to group together in new legislative and congressional maps. Commissioners made their way down the panhandle last week gathering input from residents in northern Idaho.

Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, which is in charge of drawing new legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census, continues their statewide tour this week in the Magic Valley. The commission is seeking feedback from local communities of interest, including “demographics, economics, geography, population trends and political andContinue reading “Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour”

Redistricting commission touring north Idaho

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment continues its statewide tour this week, with stops in the Idaho panhandle to hear public testimony regarding new legislative and congressional maps that will be in place for the next decade.  The commission legally has until the end of November to finalize a redistricting plan,Continue reading “Redistricting commission touring north Idaho”

Canyon, Ada residents consider communities of interest

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports As the 2021 redistricting commission gathered public input at a series of Treasure Valley meetings last week, residents of Ada and Canyon counties asked themselves: Which towns and neighborhoods feel like my community?  For much of the state, the redistricting commission has to decide which counties to fit together intoContinue reading “Canyon, Ada residents consider communities of interest”

“Time has come for a southwestern Idaho congressional district.”

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Ada County residents urged Idaho’s redistricting commission this week to stop dividing the county between the state’s two congressional districts. The commission held a series of five public meetings over three days to hear preferences and input from Treasure Valley residents on what they would like to see in newContinue reading ““Time has come for a southwestern Idaho congressional district.””

Treasure Valley public input sought in redistricting meetings

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment holds its first public input meetings this week, seeking feedback from communities in the Treasure Valley as the commission designs new legislative and congressional districts following the 2020 census. “The Commission would like to hear testimony regarding areas of local community interests including demographics,Continue reading “Treasure Valley public input sought in redistricting meetings”