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Redistricting panel takes Montana listening tour

HELENA — The panel charged with redrawing Montana's legislative districts said Wednesday during a stop on its statewide listening tour that public comment will be critical to crafting a fair political map for the state.

The Districting and Apportionment Commission held its fifth meeting Wednesday and has a total of 14 meetings scheduled around the state through the middle of May. It is currently looking at four maps drawn by legislative staff, and one offered by Democrats.

Former Montana Supreme Court justice Jim Regnier is leading the panel. The veteran mediator, appointed by the Supreme...


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