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(Des Moines, IA) -- Iowa Democrats are calling on Republicans in the legislature to approve the second plan redistricting plan released by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency. The state law does not allow lawmakers to amend this second plan. If the Republican-led legislature rejects the second plan for redistricting in a special session next Thursday, lawmakers would be able amend the third plan. Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls ("walls") of Coralville says the agency addressed the concerns Republicans raised about the first plan and in the second plan released yesterday (Thursday) and it meets legal and constitutional requirements. G-O-P leaders say they will fully review the plan just like they did the first plan.

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When the Iowa Senate rejected the first redistricting maps proposed by the Legislative Services Agency, it urged more compactness. The resulting second set of maps jettisons the idea of tying Oelwein into state House and Senate seats with Bremer County and Waverly. 

Through the department's Senior Health Insurance Program, those who enroll or change their Medicare plan between Friday and Dec. 7, can work with a counselor to answer questions about the various programs and benefits.