Republican and Democrat proposals for redistricting were leaked to The Oregonian today, a few days ahead of a planned public unveiling. Publishing the maps in public before they were ready for primetime could create a kinks in the negotiation process, which reportedly had been going well.
Redistricting Committees in the House and Senate were meeting jointly to hash out the Congressional, State House and State Senate districts based on census data.
The leaked maps reflect population growth in Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Democrat maps show an effort to split Portland, a heavily-Democratic area, among three Congressional Districts. Republicans put all of Multnomah County into its own Congressional District.
Shortly after the maps went up on Oregonlive.com, legislative leaders posted the maps on the legislature's redistricting website.