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Senate Redistricting Commission Releases First Map

Date: February 19, 2012
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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A commission charged with redrawing Missouri's Senate districts holds its first public hearing - less than two weeks before candidates start filing for office.
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Wrap: Missouri Senators still don't know where their districts lie, but the chair of the bipartisan committee charged with redrawing the districts say they are on an expedited schedule.

The commission released the first map this weekend and held a public hearing in Jefferson City.

Republican Senator Brian Munzlinger says the first map the commission released isn't compact and there are too many drastic changes in his district.

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Description: "The map that was released yesterday was very frightening to me as far as going from the Mississippi River to the Missouri River along the Iowa border."

The commission will hold public hearings in Kansas City and St. Louis this week.

Reporting from the state Capitol. Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 

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The commission charged with redrawing Missouri's Senate districts - again - released a new proposed map yesterday. One district runs across the state of Missouri for more than 250 miles.
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Wrap: Missouri Senators still don't know where their districts lie - and filing for the offices begins in less than two weeks. 

The chair of the bipartisan committee redrawing the districts say they are on an expedited schedule after the last two committees failed to make a map that stuck.

Senator Brian Munzlinger says they have a lot more work to do - especially in his district.

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Description: "Straight across - not road miles - straight across is 252 miles. That's not compact."

The commission will hold public hearings in Kansas City and St. Louis this week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Two commissions have failed to redraw Missouri's Senate districts. Now a third one is giving it a shot - and filing for the offices begin in less than two weeks.
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Wrap: The chair of the commission says they are on an expedited schedule to get a new map done as soon as possible.

Senators tried to create some breathing room and approved legislation last week that would delay the start of candidate filing until March 27, but the House still has not approved it.

Senator Brian Munzlinger says he hopes the new commission can come up with maps soon that keep both the voters and lawmakers happy.

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Description: "I'll just be glad when it's over. It's been a long tedious ordeal here."

The commission will hold public hearings in Kansas City and St. Louis this week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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