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Senate Republicans versus House Republicans

Date: April 12, 2011
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 193

A leader of the Republican Senate says he's opposed to a plan proposed by members of his own caucus in the House.
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Wrap: At issue is splitting up counties as part of Congressional redistricting.

Some of the counties in question include Jefferson County and St. Charles County.

Republican after Republican stood up in opposition to the Republican sponsored proposal, including the Senate Majority Floor Leader.

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Description: "I guess I vote, I'm telling you my displeasure with the House map and my preference for the Senate map, and as we move forward, you know, that's what my focus is on."

Legislators have until the end of the day Monday to come to a decision in order to make the Governor act on this plan before the session ajourns.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

As part of the House's redistricting proposal, Missourians in Jefferson County would be represented by three different members of Congress.
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Wrap: The Senate fails to vote on the House's redistricting plan because of opposition by several Missouri Senators.

Most opposing Senators say the Republican Senate's plan is a better alternative than the Republican House's.

But Democratic Jefferson County Senator Ryan McKenna says he opposes both plans.

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Description: "For my county to be the only county in the State now to have three congressmen and women is a hard pill for me to swallow."

Republican Senator Bill Stouffer says this is one time politics should be put aside.

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Description: "This map doesn't have a chance to go through this body."

Senators must come to a decision by the end of the day Monday for the Governor to have to act on the plan before they ajourn for the year.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

Missouri Senators speak out against the House's plan to make 8 congressional districts where 9 used to be.
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Wrap: Opposition in the Republican Senate successfully blocks a vote on the redistricting plan proposed by the Republican House.

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Description: "I can live with the Senate map, can't live with the House map, Senator."

That was Republican Cape Girardeau Senator Jason Crowell who says he'll do everything he can to block a vote on the House's proposal.

At issue is the plan to split up Missourians who live in the same county between different Congressmen.

Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jack Goodman says he wants to vote on the Senate plan before voting on the House's.
If Legislators don't come to a decision by the end of the day Monday, the governor will not have to act on the bill before they ajourn for the year.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

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