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Arizona panel approves new legislative maps

Arizona panel approves new legislative maps

CREATED Jan 17, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's redistricting commission has voted 3-2 along party lines to approve new congressional and legislative district maps.
   
The approval determines the voting districts in Arizona elections for the next decade. The approval caps a long period of political wrangling which included a failed attempt by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to oust the commission's chair.
   
Arizona voters created the commission a decade ago to take redistricting out of the hands of the Legislature and the governor.

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