SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Redistricting Committee is reviewing final proposals for new state Senate and school board boundaries.
The 18 committee members are meeting Wednesday at the Capitol as they finalize election maps that will be used for the next decade.
Lawmakers will focus on the 29 state Senate districts. Because population has increased in Republican strongholds, at least one seat considered safe for Democrats will likely be lost.
Republicans hold 22 of the 29 state Senate seats.
The committee has two more meetings scheduled, during which they will finish state House and congressional maps. The state gained one U.S. House seat after the 2010 Census and now has four congressional districts.
The full Legislature is scheduled to vote on the redistricting maps during an Oct. 3 special session.