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April 19, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Redistricting

Missouri lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are hoping for compromise this week.

The State House and Senate have less than a month to finish congressional redistricting. After rejecting the Senate version of the map, the House called for both chambers to meet, which was ignored by Senate leaders. The Republican Senator sponsoring the bill, Scott Rupp of Wentzville, says reaching an agreement between the House and Senate has been harder than he expected. The main sticking point is over rural areas in the redistricting map. Rupp adds passing a plan this week will give lawmakers enough time to override a possible veto from governor Jay Nixon.