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UPDATE: Missouri House OKs another proposed redistricting map

Friday, April 22, 2011 | 2:16 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — 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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