No action on redistricting, but it’s on ‘radar screen’

No official action has been taken thus far on legislative redistricting, which both Republican and Democrats say is one of the top priorities facing the 2012 session.

“All members have it on the radar screen,” said Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, who was tabbed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to head up the redistricting effort on the Senate side.

Flowers said he anticipates the Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee will meet soon to officially begin the process of redrawing the 52 Senate districts and 122 House districts to adhere to population shifts found by the 2010 census.