Mississippi's New Legislative Maps Drawn

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Two Republican chairmen say they've finished drawing redistricting plans for the Mississippi
Legislature, and experts are privately reviewing the proposed maps.

However, during a brief meeting Friday, the chairmen wouldn't say when the House and Senate maps will be released to the public or to their fellow lawmakers.

The 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts have to be updated every decade to account for population changes revealed by the U.S. Census.

Rep. Bill Denny of Jackson is in charge of drawing the House map, and Sen. Merle Flowers of Southaven is in charge of the Senate map.

The U.S. Justice Department eventually must approve the plans to ensure that they don't dilute minorities' voting power.

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  • by Henri on Apr 25, 2012 at 08:09 PM
    Personally, I would rather have the legislature use good common sense instead of Christian convictions and their personal morals. I'm Jewish. I don't want my government preaching any particular religious path. Educated, stable, and people with common sense need to be in public office, not someone who is as stubborn as an old goat and will allow their religious and moral beliefs mar their ability to represent ALL people. Not just the ones who are like them.
  • by fairness on Apr 20, 2012 at 08:51 PM
    Legislature please let your Christian convictions and morality rule. If you can go to sleep at night and say that you acted on behalf of God the those that elected you then sleep well. If not know that you will be chastened by the Lord for your political actions. Let God rule not the rep nor the dem.
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