Redistricting keeps Columbia rural, changes representation

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 7:29 p.m. CDT; updated 11:18 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA — The state General Assembly passed a redistricting map Wednesday that would pull Columbia from a cluster of counties in northeast Missouri and align it with counties to the south and west. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Nixon's approval or veto before May 13.