New Plan for Legislative District Lines

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Lawmakers have submitted a new plan for legislative district lines to a federal court. The court in January struck down 12 districts, saying Republicans had overly relied on race to draw lines. Judges say new lines must be drawn by the 2018 elections. The GOP-controlled Legislature approved the map last month over the objections of black Democrats whose lawsuit led to the redistricting order. Republicans say the new plan corrects the problems found by the court.


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