No Special Session for Redistricting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Earlier this year, the Mississippi House and Senate could not agree on how to redraw district lines to account for population shifts shown in the 2010 census.

That threw the issue into court, where a
three-judge panel held that this year's elections must be held in the current districts, which were drawn based on 2000 census data.

House Elections Committee chairman, Tommy Reynolds, and Senate Elections Committee chairman, Terry Burton, have said a special
session is needed so lawmakers can fulfill their responsibility rather than leaving it to the courts.

But Barbour spokeswoman, Laura Hipp, told The Clarion ledger that the governor has no intention of calling a special session.


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