Update on Legislative, Congressional Redistricting
Missouri’s Senate Bipartisan Commission could not agree to a map, so the final map will be drawn by a panel of judges. The House panel is still debating areas of Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Boone County. It has until Jan. 23 to get 14/20 of the bipartisan members to agree on one map.
Missouri’s General Assembly comes back today to start work on congressional redistricting. In December, LWVMO shared two maps with legislators that have a 5:3 Congressional District split that would more fairly represent the voice of Missouri voters than the map at left submitted by Rep. Dan Shaul (R-113) as HB2117. His map uses the “least change” approach (helpful with a March filing deadline) and would likely keep six Republicans and two Democrats in the U. S. Congress.