Colorado is in the middle of a partisan fight over state house and congressional district boundaries. By law, the state must redraw the boundaries once a decade to account for population shifts. The new maps will impact the political landscape for years to come, but still need approval from the state supreme court. Bente Birkeland talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the ramifications.

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