Rhode Island panel OKs voting maps with last-minute change

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A panel has voted to approve new voting districts for the state legislature and congressional seats in Rhode Island with a last-minute change. The Providence Journal reports the Redistricting Committee voted 13-4 to approve new district maps for state House and Senate seats. It voted 15-2 to approve new congressional maps. A change to the House districts in East Greenwich had been debated prior to the vote. But a change to the border of Senate districts that had tracked along the town line between Smithfield and Lincoln was made shortly before the meeting without the same discourse. The maps next go to the General Assembly, where they could be changed again.

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