Fri August 12, 2011
Mo. House redistricting panel can't reach deal
Here's an update to a story we told you about this morning:
A state commission charged with drawing new Missouri House districts cannot agree on a new map and is wrapping up its work.
The 18-member commission on Friday voted to conclude its business and authorized its chairman and vice chairwoman to sign the paperwork needed to discharge the commission. That will mean responsibility for drawing new House districts will fall to a panel of appeals court judges.
Missouri is drawing new boundaries for the 163 House districts to reflect population changes from the most recent census. The commission responsible for drawing the new House districts has an even partisan split and has one Republican and one Democrat from each of the nine congressional districts.
A separate state commission is revising the boundaries of Missouri's 34 state Senate districts.
Missouri Congressional Redistricting