Feb 11, 2011 8:53 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Legislature seeks public comment on redistricting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are holding a series of meetings around Louisiana to receive public comment about upcoming plans to redraw the state's political maps.
The redistricting meetings begin Feb. 17 in Covington and run through March 1 in Alexandria. Stops include New Orleans, Houma, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Shreveport and Monroe.
Members of the House and Senate governmental affairs committees will explain how the 2010 Census figures are requiring a redesign of the political districts, and they'll take suggestions about how
they should be redrawn.
The Legislature meets in a March 20 special session to redraw district boundary lines for the state House and Senate, the Public
Service Commission, state education board, Louisiana Supreme Court,
state appeals courts and a U.S. House delegation that will drop
from seven members to six.
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