Senate to consider House-approved redistricting bill

Feb 20, 2012

The Wyoming House of Representatives gave final approval to a new legislative redistricting plan Friday.  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. 

Representative Pete Illoway oversaw the House effort and he admits he has mixed emotions about what they did to preserve the Senate seats.

“I’m not ecstatic about it," Illoway said. "But it’s a better solution than we probably had.  It’s better than having a floor fight and then losing what we’ve already gained.”

Illoway does expect that the Senate will strongly consider some changes in southwest Wyoming that seemed to concern Senators in that part of the state.