Posts Tagged ‘redistricting’

Legislature delivers redisticting plan to Justice Department

JACKSON — Legislative leaders say plans for new district lines for the House and Senate have been delivered to the Department of Justice. House Elections Committee chairman Bill Denny, R-Jackson, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the legislative plan was delivered this week. The 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts have to be updated […] [...]

Justice Dept. approves redistricting; opponents still unhappy

JACKSON — The U.S. Justice Department has approved Hinds County’s redistricting plan, but opponents remain unhappy. Critics of the plan say it leaves a number of communities fragmented for no good reason. A department spokesman said the plan was approved last week. The plan’s opponents say it splits apart communities that have long voted together. […] [...]

Consultant expected to release remap proposal to city council

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: consulltant, consulting, election, municipal government, redistricting, remap, representation, vote, voter, Voting

JACKSON — A consultant firm hired by the city of Jackson to help with City Council redistricting efforts says it’s almost ready to submit a final remap proposal for the council’s vote. D.L. Johnson Consultants says the proposal relies heavily on the input of each council member. The Clarion-Ledger reports Hollis Watkins, one of the […] [...]

City sets public hearings to discuss ward redistricting

by Associated Press Published: June 21,2012

Tags: district, election, municipal government, Politics, population, redistricting, representation, vote, voter, Voting, ward

GAUTIER — Two public hearings have been set on the redistricting of wards in the city of Gautier. The Mississippi Press reports the city council scheduled the hearings for July 2 and July 16. The city’s population soared from 11,681 in the 2000 census to 18,572 in the 2010 count, a 59 percent increase. City […] [...]

Appeals Court to hear lawsuits over drawing county district lines

by Associated Press Published: May 23,2012

Tags: bench, districts, elections, judges, judicial, judiciary, Politics, redistricting, voters, votes, Voting

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments for June 4 in lawsuits challenging the failure of 11 Mississippi counties to redraw supervisor district lines in time for the 2011 election. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in New Orleans. In March of 2011, […] [...]

MARTY WISEMAN: Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election

Joint Resolution 1, the redistricting plan for the Mississippi House of Representatives, has been introduced, debated, and passed. This exercise in the redistricting process, which is one of the most political functions undertaken in all of the activities required of a legislative body, is a tough, bitter exercise in partisan politics. Basically, the redistricting motivation […] [...]

State Legislature wraps up work on redistricting plan

by Associated Press Published: May 4,2012

Tags: bills, elections, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, legislators, Legislature, Politics, redistricting, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are finished with their part of redistricting, and new House and Senate maps await federal scrutiny. The Mississippi House voted 70-50 yesterday to approve a state Senate plan that increases the number of majority-black districts and reduces the number of split precincts. The Senate approved its own plan Wednesday. Both chambers […] [...]

Read May 7 issue of the MBJ

>> REAL ESTATE Large stores specifying whom they must have as neighbors— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone— By Clay Chandler >> Q&A David Carn, Baker Donelson— By Clay Chandler >> MARTY WISEMAN Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election >> NANCY ANDERSON Figuring […] [...]

Senate approves redistricting plan; needs House approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate today adopted its own redistricting plan that includes more majority-black districts and fewer split precincts. The Senate also rubber-stamped a House map that the House approved last week. The Senate plan still needs House approval. Legislative maps have to be updated each decade to balance the population in the districts. […] [...]

Senate unveils redistricting map; scheduled for vote today

JACKSON — A proposed new map for the Mississippi Senate includes more majority-black districts and fewer split precincts statewide. The Republican senator who led the redistricting effort, Merle Flowers of Southaven, said he’s confident it will be adopted with bipartisan support. “We have worked hard to draw a plan that’s fair and complies with the […] [...]

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