Remapped senate districts get federal approval

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 1:40pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:54am

The remapping of the Louisiana senate's 39 districts received federal clearance late today.

This paves the way for use of the redesigned seats in the fall election; the 105 house districts that already had won approval.

In a special redistricting session earlier this year, lawmakers redrew the State House, Senate, Congressional and Utility regulatory districts to account for the population shifts shown in the 2010 census data.

The senate redesign includes 11 minority districts in the 39 member chamber, up from 10 now.

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