Fri April 22, 2011
Mo. House OKs another proposed redistricting map
Missouri House members have voted to approve another congressional redistricting proposal just a few hours after negotiations over a map broke down with senators.
The House endorsed another map by voice-vote on Friday. House supporters say it was designed to address a couple senators' concerns over other redistricting proposals.
Redistricting negotiations between the House and Senate ended in the early-morning hours Friday. Lawmakers had worked through the night largely in private to reach a compromise. Frustration from the inability to get a deal continued Friday.
Much of the disagreement has focused on how to handle several counties near St. Louis, particularly St. Charles and Jefferson counties.
The Legislature is drawing a new U.S. House map because the state lost one of its nine congressional seats after the 2010 Census.
Missouri congressional redistricting