SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans have agreed to a court-ordered plan for new districts for the state House of Representatives.
That should clear the way for the districts to be used in this year's elections.
Lawyers for groups of Democratic and GOP voters, the Legislature, Gov. Susana Martinez and other GOP elected officials told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday they aren't appealing a redistricting map ordered by retired District Judge James Hall.
Hall issued a new plan to comply with a Supreme Court directive to change a map he approved last month.
The next step is for the justices to lift an order that put House elections on hold pending the outcome of redistricting.