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Legislators have issues with redistricting plan

HELENA — Montana lawmakers said Friday they expect to seek changes to a recently completed plan to redraw the state's legislative map.

The Districting and Apportionment Commission is submitting the proposal to the Legislature for comment. The proposal was nearly three years in the making, and crafts 100 new state House and 50 new state Senate districts to align with 2010 population numbers. The plan is set to take effect for the 2014 election.

Commission Chairman Jim Regnier told a joint session of the House and Senate that the plan was carefully drawn to meet legal and constitutional requirem...


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