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Utah Tour Over, Lawmakers Await a Final Plan
The Utah Redistricting Committee, made up of members of the state Legislature, finished a statewide tour Tuesday and will now begin a month of negotiations before presenting a plan for new lines to the full Legislature in September, the Deseret News reported.
State Senate President Michael Waddoups (R) offered a new plan at the final public hearing that would keep all of Salt Lake City whole, while splitting up the state’s three largest counties: Salt Lake, Utah and Davis.
Previous plans included splitting up Salt Lake City into four parts divided among each of the state’s districts and making all of rural Utah one district. Utah is gaining a fourth district through reapportionment, and the GOP controls the redistricting process.