Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Senate Overrides Governor's Veto on Congressional Redistricting Map

JEFFERSON CITY - For the first time in more than 30 years, the General Assembly has overturned a governor’s veto during a regular session. House Bill 193, handled by Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, in the upper chamber, implements a new congressional district map that includes six Republican and two Democratic congressional districts.

Lawmakers were charged this session to draft a new congressional map after the 2010 Census results showed that, despite a population growth of 7 percent, Missouri would lose a congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, there are nine congressional districts in the state. The new congressional district map approved by the Legislature only has eight.

Click here to see the congressional district map found in HB 193.

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