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Missouri redistricting

Judges unveil new boundaries for Missouri House and Senate

Dec 1, 2011

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 1, 2011 - The Missouri judges responsible for redrawing the state's legislative seats have just issued the new maps, and the changes are dramatic -- particularly for the state Senate and in the St. Louis area.

The state Senate's 7th District, now represented by state Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, has been moved into St. Charles and Lincoln counties, among others.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 21, 2011 - The two Republican legislators who arguably played the biggest role in Missouri's congressional redistricting -- state Sen. Scott Rupp and state Rep. John Diehl -- are seeking to intervene in the lawsuit recently filed by Democrats.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 13, 2011 - JEFFERSON CITY - Six appellate court judges tasked with reconfiguring Missouri's state legislative map for the next 10 years heard public testimony about how they should draw the lines.

Some, like Republicans, argued for maps with few changes; others, such as a bipartisan group from St. Louis, wanted maps to preserve the region's clout; another group argued for districts with more electoral competitiveness; yet another argued for districts that wouldn't dilute the influence of minority voters.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 12, 2011 - When Missouri judges hold their only public hearing Thursday before drawing up new boundary lines for members of the state House and Senate, two former lawmakers -- one Republican, one Democrat -- plan to present a map that they say would be fairer than what's now in place.

This article fist appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Sept. 23, 2011 - A lawsuit filed today is challenging the validity of the congressional redistricting map adopted this spring by the Missouri General Assembly.

The petition, filed in the Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson City, alleges that the Republican-controlled General Assembly, in designing the new congressional districts to accommodate the loss of one congressional seat, "utilized an overreaching process for wholly partisan purposes, and produced a map designed solely to serve partisan ends."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Sept. 15, 2011 - The Missouri General Assembly held a veto session Wednesday without attempting any veto-override votes -- a fact that irked some Republican legislators and surprised a few Democrats.

"People's heads were spinning,'' said state Rep. Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 16, 2011 - With the special session just weeks away, the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus says it has been talking with Gov. Jay Nixon's office and Republican leaders about the impact of the economic development proposals on tap.