Voters should be watching this process because it'll impact election politics for the next decade.
Thankfully, we found an apt summary of the sitch so far . . . And it doesn't seem to be going well:
The Senate panel remained deadlocked and did not produce a proposed map by the deadline. The House panel took a novel approach to partisan discord. Instead of no map, this panel submitted two separate maps: a Republican version and a Democratic one.
Some might portray this not-one-but-two approach as a Solomonic compromise, but really it’s a cop-out on par with voting “all of the above” on something or just shrugging your shoulders and saying, “whatever.” Instead of a tough call, these commissioners on the House panel made two easy ones.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Missouri's bipartisan redistricting commissions had one job to do. The state Constitution requires each commission to submit a tentative map on new House and Senate districts by a Dec. 23 deadline. The Senate panel remained deadlocked and did not produce a proposed map by the deadline.