Compromise reached on Ore. congressional districts
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- State lawmakers say they've reached an agreement on new boundaries for Oregon congressional districts.
Republican and Democratic negotiators announced the deal on Wednesday.
If approved by the Legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, it would be the first time in decades that Oregon lawmakers successfully drew new congressional boundaries. If the deal falls through the task is taken up in court.
Lawmakers must draw new congressional and legislative districts every 10 years to reflect shifting population. Kitzhaber this month signed legislation creating new districts for the state House and Senate.