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Colorado To Start Redrawing State Legislative Districts

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s state House and Senate districts are getting new legislative boundaries next year to account for population change, and a committee appointed to make the changes starts work in earnest Monday.

The 11-member appointed Colorado Reapportionment Commission meets in Denver to review state demographics and make a plan to redraw House and Senate lines.

The state’s districts must be the same size, so they’re redrawn after every Census to account for population change. The Front Range is expected to pick up seats, especially in Denver’s southern suburbs and the Colorado Springs area. The Eastern Plains have been flat or losing population over the last decade.

The Reapportionment Commission will submit a plan for 65 House and 35 Senate districts to the state Supreme Court by Oct. 7.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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