After 18 public hearings all around the state, hours of testimony, and painstaking work on possible new legislative and congressional district lines, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission now plans to return in two weeks to continue its task.
“This is harder than I ever thought,” said former state Sen. Bart Davis, co-chair of the commission. “I honestly had no idea how complex this math problem is.”
The six-member bipartisan panel had hoped to agree on new draft legislative and congressional districts for Idaho on Wednesday, but members said they weren’t there yet.
“I think we’ve still got some work ahead of us,” said Commissioner Eric Redman, a former state representative from North Idaho.
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