Baton Rouge citizens question redistricting council

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 9:23pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:47am

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - Members of both the House and Senate committees on Governmental Affairs took questions dealing with the redistricting of legislative and congressional areas of Louisiana.

Concerned Baton Rouge citizens pressed the officials on Feb. 21, focusing on topics such as avoiding discrimination against minorities and having equal population distribution among the districts.

Louisiana currently has thirty-nine Senate and more than 100 House districts.

The state’s congressional delegation will shrink from seven to six members because  Louisiana’s population growth hasn’t kept up with other states.

Redistricting takes place after each census and must be completed by the time voters head to the polls in the fall.

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