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Alaska voters to decide whether more is better for Legislature

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April 19, 2010

JUNEAU, Alaska: Voters in the state of Alaska will decide come November whether or not to increase the number of state legislators, as the proposal was officially sent to the general election ballot. The measure was introduced in order to help alleviate the difficulty of redistricting.[1]

If approved by voters, the measure would add four more representatives and two more senators to the Alaska Legislature, which currently stands at 60. The measure was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 23, 2010, offering the panel's version of the amendment. The measure is being sponsored by the Community & Regional Affairs Committee. The measure was passed by the required 2/3rds of the Alaska Legislature on April 19, 2010, sending it to the ballot.[2][3]

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