Mo. House OKs Another Proposed Redistricting Map

8 years 10 months 5 days ago Friday, April 22 2011 Apr 22, 2011 Friday, April 22, 2011 8:24:00 AM CDT April 22, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

UPDATE: JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - 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.

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