Jindal Threatens To Veto Congressional Remap
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has inserted himself more deeply into the fray over the redesign of the state's congressional districts. Jindal has threatened to veto any map that doesn't maintain two north Louisiana-based districts.
The governor's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, outlined the governor's position Wednesday as the House and Senate remain divided over how to reshape the congressional districts and shrink the delegation from seven members to six.
The House has passed a map that keeps the two vertical northern districts as sought by Jindal, one anchored in Shreveport and the other containing Monroe and Alexandria.
Meanwhile, the Senate has backed a map that runs an east to west district in the north, along Interstate 20 and containing Shreveport and Monroe. A second horizontal district would contain central Louisiana.