Draft Of La. Congressional Remap To Be Released
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state House committee leading redistricting efforts is getting a look at the working draft of a plan to shrink the state's congressional delegation from seven members to six.
The House and Governmental Affairs Committee will discuss that map redrawing Thursday, along with possible plans to rework political boundary lines for the Public Service Commission, the state education board and courts.
The proposals come in advance of a special redistricting session set to begin Sunday. The revamping of political districts is required every 10 years with the release of the latest U.S. Census data.
Louisiana's U.S. House delegation is losing a member because the state's population didn't grow as fast as the rest of the nation. The delegation is divided on how to redraw the districts.