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Wed December 7, 2011
Committee approves legislative redistricting plans
Lawmakers have approved plans to redraw Wyoming's legislative districts, allocating more lawmakers to central and western areas of the state that have gained population while drawing them away from some other places.
The plan approved by the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee on Tuesday would extend one state Senate district from Cheyenne north into the southern Goshen County community of LaGrange, home of Republican Sen. Curt Meier.
Meier says he plans to oppose that change when the committee meets in Cheyenne in January.
Some lawmakers in far western Wyoming also are unhappy with proposals to cut the Star Valley into several separate legislative districts.
Sen. Dan Dockstader, a Republican from Afton, says he expects to give the committee a new Star Valley proposal.