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Aug 18, 2011- Redistricting Redo: Day 1

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

The redistricting redo has begun, with the House expected to take at least three days to redraw the electoral map.

The redistricting redo has begun, with the House expected to take at least three days to redraw the electoral map that was vetoed yesterday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D).

House Republicans led an effort to recess and take the proposed maps back to their home districts to allow for public input. Under the plan, the House would reconvene in September during the scheduled interim session.

That measure failed 32-62.

Whatever ends up passing the House, the Senate will have to approve. Senate leaders expect to do that Sunday.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Legislature is back to redraw districts for its House of Delegates.

Lawmakers began a second special session Thursday for a House redistricting bill. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a plan passed earlier this month because of technical errors.  

Delegates are starting with a corrected version of the vetoed bill. They are slated to debate proposed amendments Saturday before voting on passage. The Senate expects to take up the bill Sunday.

House critics of the vetoed plan tried to recess the special session until September. The effort failed 32-62.

Tomblin added a request to the session's agenda Thursday. He's asked legislators to transfer $15 million for secondary road paving. He also signed the redistricting plans passed Aug. 5 for the state Senate and West Virginia's three congressional seats.
 

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