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Federal panel approves state's redistricting plan

JACKSON — Three federal judges say they won’t redraw Mississippi’s legislative districts or order the state to hold a new round of elections in 2013. The order came yesterday in a lawsuit that the state chapter of the NAACP had filed earlier to challenge state House and Senate redistricting. Legislative maps have to be updated once a decade to account ...

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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 after each Census to account ...

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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. For instance, Pete Perrry of ...

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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. The redistricting chairman, Republican Sen. ...

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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 law,” Flowers said as the ...

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Senate expected to unveil redistricting plan today; vote tomorrow

JACKSON — Mississippi Senate leaders plan to reveal redistricting plans for the chamber this afternoon, with the intention of asking the full Senate to approve the map tomorrow. Republican Sen. Merle Flowers, of Southaven, is redistricting chairman for the 52-member chamber. He said Monday that the proposed new map should make most senators happy. “I think we will post a ...

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House Republicans push through redistricting plan

JACKSON — Mississippi House Republicans pushed through a redistricting plan yesterday that critics say would cut the number of white Democrats in the 122-member body. House members voted 70-49 for the plan, with 63 Republicans and seven Democrats supporting it. House Elections Chairman Bill Denny, a Jackson Republican, said the changes preserve black-majority districts and reflect population shifts since the ...

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