Redistricting Hearings Scheduled for Friday in St. Louis
Two public hearings on the congressional redistricting process will be held in the St. Louis area Friday.
State Rep. John Diehl, R- Town and Country, will be among state and local leaders gathering in St. Louis Friday for two of several statewide hearings regarding the congressional redistricting process.
Diehl serves as chair of the House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting. He said the detailed census data released by the U.S. Census Burea last week, will be used to re-draw the congressional district lines to allow for eight representatives instead of nine due to the changes in Missouri's population.
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State Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, will also be in attendance Friday.
“These public hearings provide committee members the opportunity to hear first-hand from citizens about how they feel regarding the redistricting process currently underway by members of the Legislature,” Rupp said.
Below is information on Friday's House and Senate committee hearings on redistricting, along with others across the state.
House Select Committee on Redistricting hearing:
Senate Select Committee on Redistricting hEARINGS:
|St. Louis||Harris-Stowe University – Emerson Theater||Friday, March 4||10 a.m.|
|Chillicothe||Econo Lodge Hotel||Monday, March 7||11:30 a.m.
|Jefferson City||State Capitol Building – Senate Lounge||Tuesday, March 8||5 p.m.|
|Kansas City||University of Missouri – Kansas City||Friday, March 11||12:30 p.m.