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Panel concludes hearing on redistricting plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Local officials and political candidates are urging a state panel to make additional changes to a tentative legislative redistricting plan.

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission wound up two days of public hearings on the plan Monday.

More than a dozen people expressed concern about details of the plan, which was revised after an earlier version was rejected by the state Supreme Court.

Among the most unpopular were proposals to separate the city of Harrisburg and some suburbs into different Senate districts, to move the district of convicted Sen. Jane Orie of Allegheny County across the state to Monroe County and to move a House district from Clearfield County to Chester County.

Leaders of the panel said they hope to agree on a final plan by the end of May.

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