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Redistricting passes the House and moves on to the governor

May 16, 2001
By: Cara Karunaratne
State Capital Bureau

Shortly after the Senate passes the redistricting plan, the House sends the map to the governor for approval.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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The plan passed the House 117-37...but not without opposition.

Some Republican representatives from St. Louis county oppose taking Ladue, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights out of Congressman Todd Akin's district and giving them to Congressman Lacy Clay.

St. Louis County Representative David Levin says this map breaks up communities and is not beneficial to Clay.

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Contents: Representative David Levin says this map dilutes minority voting and breaks up communities.

All congressmen except Akin have agreed to this map.

And, Akin has said he will not bring the map to court.

From Jefferson City, Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.


The House passes its redistricting plan despite worries about breaking up communities and diluting minority voting.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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The plan passed in the House 117-37...though some representatives believe the map is unfair for St. Louis.

St. Louis County Representative David Levin says the map is not beneficial for Congressman Lacy Clay...the state's only black Congressman.

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Contents: Representative David Levin says the current plan is not good for his voters nor for Lacy Clay.

He says this will be the first time in 3 decades that the 1st district loses minority voters.

Levin also opposes keeping the suburbs of Ladue, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights in the first district.

From Jefferson City, Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.