PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — The Iberville Parish School Board can ignore a 2010 Louisiana law requiring a reduction in membership from 15 to nine because the special mandate had not received pre-clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice.
However, Glenn Koepp, of Redistricting LLC, told the board Monday it could still submit a redistricting plan mapping out a nine-district setup if it chose to c
Lafayette representative Page Cortez joined KPEL this morning for another edition of "Acadiana Live" where morning show hosts Bernadette Lee and Ken Romero speak with local lawmakers. Cortez says the biggest news happened in the earlier session this year.
Democratic state legislators are upset Republican House Speaker Jim Tucker hired a law firm with ties to the national GOP to assist in getting Louisiana's House redistricting plan approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.
State Senator Mike Michot joined The Morning Report for another segment of "Acadiana Live" featuring local political leaders. Michot says the about to be completed special session on redistricting has been intense, and lawmakers have faced scrutiny.