Judicial panel redraws Mo. legislative districts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A special panel of judges has released new boundaries for Missouri House and Senate districts based on the 2010 census.

The Appellate Apportionment Commission said Wednesday that the districts required some “significant changes” to account for population shifts over the past decade. Some parts of Missouri grew more quickly than others, and some areas actually saw population decreases. Under the redistricting process, each of the 34 Senate districts and 163 House districts are to be redrawn so that they have roughly the same number of people.

The six-member judicial commission took over the task after two bipartisan commissions appointed by the governor were unable to come to agreement on new House and Senate maps earlier this year.

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