House passes its own redistricting legislation
by Associated Press
Published: March 4,2011
JACKSON — The Mississippi House yesterday released its own redistricting proposal, and the plan could come up for a vote in that chamber today.
The Senate plans to release its new map Monday.
The plan for the 122 House districts reflects populations changes revealed by the 2010 Census.
The House plan reduces the number of split precincts from 449 to fewer than 200. It goes from 39 majority-black districts to 44.
It adds two new House districts in fast-growing DeSoto County. The Gulf Coast maintains its representation. The city of Madison gets its own House district, as it requested.
A district now represented by Republican Jim Ellington of Raymond is being absorbed into other Jackson-area districts.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Expert on airlines predicts Jackson-Evers will keep remaining carriers
- IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014
- MAN OF STEEL: Madhu Ranade leading Severstal Columbus
- C Spire launches next phase of 1-gig service rollout
- Alcorn's finances being investigated; CFO resigns
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team
- Hood issues opinion on open-carry gun law
- Keeping our eye on... Liz Lancaster
- GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term
- Texas company buys Tuscaloosa Marine Shale leases