redistricting en State files response to redistricting lawsuit <p>Wyoming&#39;s attorney general wants a district judge in Cheyenne to dismiss a lawsuit fighting the state&#39;s redistricting plan.</p><p>Greg Phillips filed the state&#39;s response last week, arguing the proper procedures weren&#39;t followed to qualify the seven plaintiffs to be eligible for a class-action suit.</p><p>The residents sued earlier this month in Laramie County District Court to try to overturn the Legislature&#39;s recently adopted redistricting work. They argue the plan doesn&#39;t adequately represent some of the state&#39;s more sparsely populated counties.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:44:16 +0000 The Associated Press 22963 at State files response to redistricting lawsuit Group sues over redistricting <p>A group of citizens has filed a lawsuit<br />challenging Wyoming&#39;s newly adopted legislative redistricting plan.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The lawsuit charges that state lawmakers bent over backward to<br />make sure incumbent state senators didn&#39;t have to run against each<br />other and accuses the plan of failing to give less-populous<br />counties fair representation.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The lawsuit filed Thursday in Laramie County District Court<br />seeks to block Gov. Matt Mead and the other four statewide elected Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:14:57 +0000 Associated Press 22256 at Group sues over redistricting Bill Redraws Districts, Protects Meiers Seat <p>The State Senate has given initial approval to a bill that redraws legislative districts.&nbsp; The House of Representatives added an amendment to the redistricting measure that protected the seat of Senator Curt Meier.&nbsp; This fall a joint committee told Meier his Senate seat would be combined with one in Laramie County and he&rsquo;d have to run against Senator Wayne Johnson in order to keep his seat.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:57:39 +0000 Bob Beck 20284 at Bill Redraws Districts, Protects Meiers Seat Meier's Senate seat could be in jeopardy again <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">The Chairman of a Committee redrawing state legislative districts admits he is not pleased with a House Amendment that preserved the seat of a State Senator from Goshen and Platte Counties.&nbsp; Senate Corporations and Political Subdivisions Chairman Cale Case says he may try and remove that amendment.</span></font></div><div style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:55:38 +0000 Bob Beck 20190 at Meier's Senate seat could be in jeopardy again Senate to consider House-approved redistricting bill <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives gave final approval to a new legislative redistricting plan Friday.&nbsp; It makes subtle changes across the state,and House members voted to accept a plan that also keeps Senators Curt Meier and Wayne Johnson from being combined into one Senate seat.&nbsp;</p><p>Representative Pete Illoway oversaw the House effort and he admits he has mixed emotions about what they did to preserve the Senate seats.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:37:41 +0000 Bob Beck 19852 at Senate to consider House-approved redistricting bill Redistricting amendment could save a senator's seat <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size:16px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">A House Committee has approved a new plan for Wyoming&rsquo;s new legislative districts, which </span></font></span></font></span><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">would restore</spa Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:26:15 +0000 Bob Beck 19606 at Redistricting amendment could save a senator's seat Legislative committee approves redistricting <p>A panel of Wyoming lawmakers has endorsed a statewide plan for redrawing legislative districts that would leave one eastern Wyoming state senator out of a job.</p><p>The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee unanimously approved a redistricting plan Thursday in Cheyenne. The redistricting is in response to population changes reflected in the latest census.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:00:38 +0000 The Associated Press 18399 at Legislative committee approves redistricting Committee approves legislative redistricting plans <p>Lawmakers have approved plans to redraw Wyoming&#39;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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Meier says he plans to oppose that change when the committee meets in Cheyenne in January.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:56:25 +0000 The Associated Press 16135 at Committee approves legislative redistricting plans