Legislative committee approves redistricting

Jan 20, 2012

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.

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.

The redistricting plan would put the residence of Sen. Curt Meier, a Goshen County Republican, into a district represented by Sen. Wayne Johnson, a Laramie County Republican. The committee voted to allow Meier to serve out two years remaining in his term.

The plan also would place two pairs of Republican state representatives into the same districts.

Meier says he may propose to amend the plan in the legislative session that starts next month.