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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Local House, Senate districts to change

 

November 4, 2021

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Iowa's new state Senate districts.

Big changes to Iowa's legislative districts were approved last week by state lawmakers.

Redistricting by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency is required every 10 years to reflect the results of the U.S. Census. The Iowa Legislature rejected the first set of maps in early October; however, the second set was given the green light last Thursday by the Senate (48-1) and House (93-2).

Gov. Kim Reynolds signaled her endorsement of the new boundaries upon their approval.

"[The] decision by the Iowa Legislature to approve the second draft of the legislative and congressional redistricting...



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