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(AP) - Missouri House members want more geographic diversity on the six-member state Highways and Transportation Commission.
Commissioners are appointed by the governor, and several lawmakers have expressed concern about too many of them being from the same region.
Legislation approved Wednesday by the House says the commission may only have one member from each of Missouri's congressional districts. Missouri now has eight U.S. House districts based upon the 2010 census.
Gov. Jay Nixon withdrew a nominee for the panel earlier this year after several senators voiced concern about adding a third commissioner from the St. Louis area.
The bill cleared the House on a vote of 147-2and goes now to the Senate.
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