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.
Commission charged with redrawing Mo. House districts meets in Jefferson City
A special commission redrawing Missouri's 163 House districts is meeting in Jefferson City with just days to finish its work on a new map. The 18-member bipartisan panel scheduled a working session Friday to draw new boundaries for state House districts to reflect population changes revealed by the latest census. The commission
A special commission met in Jefferson City on Monday in an attempt to come to an agreement on redrawing State Senate distric boundaries. They adjourned without reaching a deal. The commission has until Aug. 18 to propose a tentative map.
Commission struggles to reach agreement on Senate districts boundaries
A panel of five Democrats and five Republicans met Monday and adjourned without reaching a deal on a new Missouri state Senate district map for the 34-member Senate. Commission leaders said the St. Louis area seems to be the biggest sticking point in adjusting the outlines of the state and Senate districts.
A screen capture via Google Maps of the new Illinois congressional redistricting map. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below. Prominent Ill. Republicans say they're filing a lawsuit to block the map.
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In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the voting strength of Republicans.
City aldermen, including Craig Schmid, Shane Cohn, and Marlene Davis, survey the proposed new wards in the city of St. Louis. The map cleared its first hurdle on Thursday, getting unanimous committee approval.
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A photo of the proposed new wards in the city. The map cleared its first hurdle on Thursday, getting unanimous committee approval.
A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps. (See a link to the full map in the story below). This map was approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.
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