Contact Us

1st Round In Minnesota Redistricting Fight Arrives

Minnesota NewsST. PAUL  (AP) РThree weeks before lawmakers hope to leave St. Paul for the year, a select few are at work over political maps that would play a role in elections for years to come.

The mapmaking assignment follows the once-a-decade census. Political boundaries are reconfigured to put roughly the same number of people in each of the 134 House districts and 67 Senate districts.

Republicans in charge of the House Redistricting Committee put out their first proposal Monday night and were holding a hearing to debate it Tuesday evening.

GOP senators are expected to produce their own proposal. The redistricting battle typically spills into the courts when there is divided party control at the Capitol, which is the case with a Democrat as governor.

A congressional redistricting plan will also come later.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!