Missouri’s Republican-majority state House is likely to agree to the Senate-passed compromise on the state’s congressional redistricting plan on Monday.
The Missouri state House stands adjourned until Monday. The filing deadline for candidates seeking to run in primaries for one of Missouri’s eight U.S. House seats is Tuesday.
Sources in the Missouri state House tell The Star News Network that the hope for 7-1 GOP majority Missouri congressional maps is “gone” and that the House is expected to agree to the Senate plan which passed on Thursday.
The Star News Network previously reported that the Republican majority Missouri State Senate passed a redistricting plan by a 22 to 10 margin that fails to improve the GOP’s position in the current partisan makeup of the state’s eight congressional districts.
The existing Missouri delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives consists of six Republicans and two Democrats. The plan that the state Senate passed on Thursday, as well as the plan that previously passed the state House in January, effectively keeps the existing partisan makeup of those districts.
Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign the plan that the Missouri legislature ultimately agrees to, having previously indicated that he’d be willing to sign either a 6-2 or a 7-1 map.
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