advertisement

Judicial panel draws new maps for Missouri Senate

Friday, December 9, 2011 | 5:23 p.m. CST; updated 6:16 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 26, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A special panel of judges has revised its new boundaries for the Missouri Senate after concerns were raised about a proposed map the panel released last week.

Critics said redrawn districts in the earlier map improperly split up certain counties. The Missouri Constitution says district lines shall not cross a county except when necessary to add people to a nearby district.

In a statement Friday, the Appellate Apportionment Commission said constitutional considerations were behind its move to redraw the map.

Maps for the state's House and Senate districts are being redrawn to account for the state's population shifts in the 2010 census.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements