redistricting

House Speaker Scott Bedke, Speaker, House Speaker
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A pair of constitutional amendments are moving forward at the Idaho capitol.

House Speaker Scott Bedke, Speaker, House Speaker
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Republican leaders are trying to head off any potential consolidation of legislative districts next year by changing the Idaho Constitution.

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Earlier this year, Republican lawmakers tried – and failed – to change Idaho’s Constitution to give their party the upper hand when it comes to the redistricting process. That amendment seems likely to come back next year. The GOP is also embracing a plan that would simply add more lawmakers to the state legislature. Gemma Gaudette goes in-depth with Boise State Public Radio’s James Dawson.

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Earlier this year, Republican lawmakers tried – and failed – to change Idaho’s Constitution to give their party the upper hand when it comes to the looming redistricting process. That amendment seems likely to come back next year.

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An Idaho Republican is introducing a constitutional amendment that would make legislative redistricting more partisan.