Legislative Committee Considers Redistricting

Center, Senator Cale Case, co-chair of the the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee, listens to comments from the audience during a public redistricting meeting in Sheridan last fall. (Sheridan Media file photo)
Center, Senator Cale Case, co-chair of the the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee, listens to comments from the audience during a public redistricting meeting in Sheridan last fall. (Sheridan Media file photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers plan to hold a final meeting to hash out a statewide plan for redrawing legislative districts.

The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee meeting starts Thursday morning in Cheyenne. It may continue into Friday if necessary for lawmakers to adopt a final redistricting plan for presentation to the Legislature.

The process will allocate more lawmakers to central and western areas of Wyoming that have gained population in the last Census while drawing legislators away from other places.

The plan approved by the committee last month faces opposition in eastern Wyoming, where two incumbent Republican senators would be placed into one reconfigured district.

It also faces opposition in the far western side of the state, where some residents oppose seeing several new legislative districts created.

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