By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers working on a bill to decide how to redraw legislative districts after 2020 completely changed their proposal at the last minute Thursday, removing all mention of a nonpartisan, independent commission to redraw the districts.
Instead, the proposal now would have legislators redraw their districts after the 2020 U.S. Census, as they have done after previous censuses.
The five-member subcommittee working on the proposal is scheduled to present its work to the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.
Kessinger said Thursday she introduced the amendment when she realized lawmakers are better suited to draw their own districts than any appointees could.
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