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House GOP Adds Senate Map Into Redistricting Bill Over Democrats' Objections

Brandon Smith
IPB News

Indiana House Republicans inserted the proposed Senate district map into the redistricting bill Wednesday, over the objections of Democrats.

Senate Republicans unveiled their proposed map barely 24 hours earlier, on Tuesday.

Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) said adding the map into the bill at this stage ignores the public’s repeated calls for transparency in the redistricting process.

“We did not have an opportunity to see the maps in committee, to debate the maps in committee," Pryor said. "And now we’re being asked to vote for these Senate maps.”

READ MORE: Senate GOP Leaders Say Redistricting Map Could Change After Public Input

The public has yet to have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed Senate redistricting map. A Senate hearing on the bill is scheduled for next week.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.