Iowa agency releases second set of proposed redistribution maps
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The Iowa Legislative Services Agency on Thursday released its second series of proposed redistribution maps for Iowa.
The Iowa Legislature will meet for a special session to consider the cards on October 28.
New proposed cards come after Senate Republicans rejected the first cards offered October 5. They dispute the compactness of the neighborhoods and the distribution of the population.
If state lawmakers rejected two other proposals, then Republicans would be able to draw the legislative lines for Congress and the state on their own.
Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver R-Ankeny issued the following statement regarding the proposed new cards:
“I appreciate the work LSA has done in trying to quickly address the concerns expressed by the Senate with Plan One. Plan Two is an integral part of the process outlined in Iowa law. I look forward to reviewing the card and its meeting the criteria set out by Iowa law. “
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