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Apr 13, 2011 5:46 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Louisiana redistricting special session ends Wednesday

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Work to redesign Louisiana's political boundary lines is incomplete, with only hours to go before the special legislative session must end.
Still to be finished are maps for the congressional districts, the state education board and the Public Service Commission. The redistricting special session must end by 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawmakers are working to end a stalemate over the congressional district map, but partisan and regional divides are large.
Both sides are charging the other with political gamesmanship, and several lawmakers say they worry they won't be able to explain
the meltdown when they get home if they can't come to a consensus.
Senate President Joel Chaisson and House Speaker Jim Tucker both
say they think the maps can be completed by the Wednesday deadline.

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