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Both the governor and Legislature in Missouri are in charge of the congressional redistricting process. But they're directly involved in approving state legislative maps.
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As the GOP-controlled Legislature seeks to undo a new state legislative redistricting system, some are pointing to the plan’s potential negative impact on majority-black House and Senate districts.

While those arguments aren’t prompting African American Democrats to vote to get rid of what’s known as Clean Missouri, that doesn’t mean black political leaders are universally embracing the new system. Some believe the language in the new redistricting process won’t prevent a scenario where the percentage of black residents in House and Senate districts get reduced — making it easier for white candidates to win.

State Rep. Wiley Price, D-St. Louis
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State Rep. Wiley Price is the latest guest on the Politically Speaking podcast. The St. Louis Democrat talked extensively about his first few months in the Missouri House as well as a slew of bills he’s sponsored to overhaul the state’s elections.

Price was first elected last year to represent Missouri’s 84th House District, which takes in portions of the western part of St. Louis. It includes largely African American neighborhoods in north St. Louis as well as primarily white parts of south St. Louis.

Art Holliday (at left) and Wiley Price reflect on their nearly 40-year-long careers as journalists in St. Louis. Both were awarded the Living Legends award for their journalistic excellence.
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As some of the longest serving journalists in the region, Art Holliday, a reporter and anchor for 5 On Your Side, and Wiley Price, a photojournalist for the St. Louis American, have informed St. Louisans for nearly 40 years each.

The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists recently honored them with the Living Legends award for their journalistic excellence. On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked to the two about their work and how their careers have changed throughout the years in their hometown.