A Democratic lawmaker says he is generally pleased with a redistricting plan just passed by the Republican-controlled Mississippi House and Senate.
Rep. Charles Young, Jr., of District 82, spoke Monday at the Lauderdale County Council of Governments meeting.
He says that, despite a few misgivings about how his district has been redrawn, he's generally pleased with the process as a whole.
"i think all of the districts are very well grouped. I think the majority of them are very concise, very compact," said Young. "We reduced the number of split precincts from the 400s to down to a little over a hundred. The number of minority districts has been increased."
The redistricting plan must now be approved by the U.S. Justice Department.