Marc Ellinger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commission to redraw Mo. Senate map reaches tentative agreement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commission-redraw-mo-senate-map-reaches-tentative-agreement <p>A tentative agreement has been reached on a new redistricting map for the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>A&nbsp;bipartisan commission appointed by Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;to draw a new map negotiated for&nbsp;more than 13 hours&nbsp;Wednesday, and reached a consensus&nbsp;after 12:00 this morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://oa.mo.gov/bp/redistricting/senatemap/">The&nbsp;&quot;Tentative Plan&quot; map&nbsp;can be viewed here.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;Marc Ellinger is the top Republican on the 10-person commission. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:50:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3131 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commission to redraw Mo. Senate map reaches tentative agreement ACLU challenges local police control initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aclu-challenges-local-police-control-initiative <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri is challenging language on a ballot initiative that would transfer control of the St. Louis Police Department from the state to the city.</p><p>ACLU Regional Program Director John Chasnoff says the initiative&#39;s summary, as it would appear on the ballot, fails to explain how the new law would restrict public oversight and access to records.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:16:45 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2824 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ACLU challenges local police control initiative