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  • Redistricting Forces Malbreaux to Withdraw From Race

    September 14, 2011 2:54 AM

    Due to population shifts in the 2010 census, council lines in Lafayette Parish were redrawn earlier this year. That means some residents will find themselves in new council districts when the changes officially take effect in January. Among the voters impacted by the changes, at least one candidate for public... more »
  • Senate gets federal approval on redistricting

    June 29, 2011 5:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The remapping of the Louisiana Senate's 39 districts received federal clearance Tuesday, paving the way for use of the redesigned seats in the fall election along with the 105 House districts that already had won approval. The Department of Justice announced the decision in a... more »
  • Lawmakers revisit redistricting in regular session

    April 19, 2011 6:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A special session to redraw Louisiana's political boundary lines ended only a week ago, but some state lawmakers are hoping to revisit the redistricting battles in the regular legislative session that begins next week. Twenty bills have been filed to reshape congressional, state House and... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Divided

    April 14, 2011 6:54 PM

    St. Landry Parish will soon be a district divided. The final congressional redistricting plans have been signed by Governor Jindal. After weeks of heated debates, the house and senate finally reached a compromise. The division of St. Landry Parish means three people will represent one area's interest. State... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Louisiana redistricting special session ends Wednesday

    April 13, 2011 5:46 AM

    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... more »
  • Redistricting Could Mean Splitting Up Acadiana

    April 8, 2011 11:39 PM

    It's a widely shared opinion - north and south Louisiana are practically two different states. But some politicians, including Governor Bobby Jindal, are pushing to put northern and southern parishes in the same congressional districts. After the 2010 Census Louisiana lost a congressional district, and must now consolidate from... more »
  • PAR Recommneds Transparency and Citizen Confidence In Redistricting

    February 16, 2011 1:01 PM

    The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana released a report today proposing ways to increase transparency and citizen confidence in the process of redistricting the state's political maps. "Louisiana Redistricting: A 2011 Progress Report" makes key recommendations for the work now being undertaken by the Legislature to redraw the boundaries... more »
  • Legislature seeks public comment on redistricting

    February 11, 2011 8:53 AM

    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... more »
  • Public Hearings On Redistricting Scheduled

    February 9, 2011 7:27 PM

    The Louisiana Legislature's joint statewide public meetings by the House and Senate Governmental Affairs committees on the upcoming redistricting process begin this month. The joint committee will show the current district maps for each of the various elected bodies with the new 2010 Census population figures for such districts and... more »
  • Citizens find numbers complicate redistricting

    February 8, 2011 8:48 PM

    The redistricting process is heating up now that the census numbers are little more clear and some Acadiana residents have questions for their representatives. Like, 'how does this process even work?' "I came to get just general information," New Iberia resident Will Barry said. "There's so many details you... more »
  • Acadiana Representatives Divided Over Redistricting

    February 7, 2011 11:20 PM

    The two U.S. Congressmen representing Acadiana are on opposing sides when it comes to the upcoming redistricting session. Louisiana is about to lose one of its congressional seats after the 2010 census, which means rearranging seven congressional districts into six. "The key is to make sure that coastal Louisiana... more »

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