House Republicans Looking to “Compact” Districts

Here’s some redistricting news from The Natchez Democrat this Sunday. Some of the most interesting points are here:

“Only one legislative redistricting plan discussed in Jackson last week included any significant changes for Southwest Mississippi, and the Senate has already voted that plan down.

“The House redistricting plan, killed in the Senate, redrew lines to the north and west of Adams County to eliminate Adams from District 85 and reduce the portions of Jefferson County in the district.

“District 85, currently led by Rep. America “Chuck” Middleton (D), included more of Hinds County in the proposed House map. (** FireMcCoy NOTE: Middleton voiced his opposition on the House floor.)

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3/13/11