Redistricting brings end to 2012 legislative session

The 2012 session of the Mississippi Legislature wrapped up with Republicans crowing about their accomplishments and Democrats, who were in a minority for the first time in 150 years, stumbling home and wondering how they can slow the GOP train.

House members, despite grumbling from Democrats who complained that two of their state senators were placed in the same district by a redistricting map drafted by Republicans, approved the Senate map Thursday and went home.

“We’re proud of that map,” House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said in a post-session news conference in his Capitol office. “Redistricting is a big, big topic.”

Commercial Appeal