Iowa’s Governor says he hasn’t found a reason to oppose the plan that redraws the lines for Congressional and legislative districts. The plan was released last week by the non-partisan agency that wrote it. A series of public hearings will be held this week to give Iowans a chance to voice their opinions. Governor Tom Vilsack issued his own opinion this morning. Vilsack said the plan makes geographical sense and reflects a good political balance in the state. If the plan clears the legislature, Vilsack must either sign or veto it. Iowa law requires that hearings be held around the state to solicit public comment on the reapportionment plan. Here’s the schedule: 1. April 17–from 7 to 9 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in Sioux City2. April 18–from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the ICN Room at the Iowa City School District Administration Building in Iowa City3. April 18–the following sites will link to the Iowa City hearing site via the Iowa Communications Network: a. North Iowa Area Community College, Activity Center, Mason City b. University of Dubuque, Technology Center, Dubuque c. Iowa Lakes Community College, Gateway North Mall, Spencer d. Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall, Room 105, WATERLOO e. Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, Council Bluffs f. Scott Community College, Bettendorf g. Indian Hills Community College, Video Conferencing Training Center, Ottumwa4. April 19–from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wallace State Office Building Auditorium in Des Moines.
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