Lawmakers Fail Again To Approve Redistricting Change

California lawmakers have failed again to agree on legislation that would strip them of the powerful role of drawing the state's legislative and congressional districts.

The Legislature adjourned its 2007 regular session early today without approving any of four constitutional amendments that would created a state commission to redraw the districts after each national census.

And Governor Schwarzenegger didn't include redistricting among the topics for lawmakers to consider in a special session he called yesterday to deal with water and health care issues.

Senate Democratic leader Don Perata says there was no reason to
include redistricting in the special session.

He says lawmakers can take up redistricting again next year.

But political reform groups aren't confident that lawmakers will reach agreement then either.


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