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Lawmakers OK education panel redistricting

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By Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a redistricting plan for an elective commission that has a voice in establishing charter schools in the state.
The Senate and House approved separate, but identical bills Friday for drawing new district boundaries of the 10-member Public Education Commission.
 However, the two chambers must pass the same piece of legislation before it goes to the governor.
The Education Commission is the first of several redistricting plans that the Legislature must create during a special session, which has entered its second week.