Dec 30, 2010 3:38 PM by AP

Lawmakers hope to avoid redistricting fiasco

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's legislative leaders are hoping to avoid another redistricting fiasco like the one 10 years ago that ended up in court.

On Thursday, they appointed a 10-member legislative committee of five Democrats and five Republicans to tour the state and get opinions from voters on the most important issues facing their congressional districts for the next 10 years.

House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty says legislative leaders want to take a new approach drawing fair boundary lines and avoid the partisan battle in the last go-around. The fight lasted for seven years.

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, who has veto power, says voters want lawmakers to quit political wrangling and says he wants competitive districts.

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