House passes its own redistricting legislation
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.
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