House Debates Configuration Of Its 105 Districts
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A reshaping of the Louisiana House's 105 districts to match the latest census data is up for debate on the House floor.
A handful of representatives dissatisfied with plans to merge their districts are proposing changes to the map during Monday's debate, as the special redistricting session has entered its second week. Armed with maps and statistics, lawmakers expect a long day of discussion.
Meanwhile, the Senate's redistricting committee is considering ways to revamp the congressional districts — and which two incumbents will be forced into a single district as the delegation shrinks from seven to six.
The three-week special session is being held to redraw legislative, U.S. House, Public Service Commission and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats to account for population shifts over the past decade.