Redistricting hearing today at Missouri Capitol

A bipartisan commission now responsible for drawing new state Senate districts is seeking public input from Missourians.

The commission will hold the first of three public meetings this afternoon in Jefferson City at the state Capitol, at 1 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Senate Lounge.

The commission met Saturday at the Capitol. There is a rush to draw new districts because candidates currently start filing for next year’s elections on Feb. 28.

Senators tried to create additional breathing room by approving legislation that would delay the start of candidate filing until March 27. The measure passed the Senate 34-0 and now moves to the House.

Additional public meetings will be held Monday in Kansas City and Tuesday in St. Louis.


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