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Redistricting panel adopts final plan

HELENA — A commission drawing up new legislative districts rejected requests for changes from Republican legislative leaders, but did adopt a small bipartisan request.

The panel wrapped up nearly three years' worth of work Tuesday with a split vote on the final plan. The commission drew 100 new state House and 50 new state Senate districts to align with 2010 population numbers.

Commission Chairman Jim Regnier backed one last-minute change requested by a group of bipartisan lawmakers.

It ensures that a Republican senator liked by both sides will be able to run again in a new district where...


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