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Saturday Morning Redistricting Notes

March 5, 2011
tags: redistricting
by Brett

All eyes on redistricting now heads to the Senate where they will release their own maps and we will see what they do with the House maps.

** The motion to reconsider on the House maps has been tabled without objection, and will now head to the Senate.

** Corinth alderman held a special meeting yesterday to pass a resolution calling on the state Senate to oppose the current House plan, which will split the city into three districts. The resolution passed without dissent.

Here is a copy of the resolution.

** Besides Corinth, these small to medium-sized cities have also been split up: Brookhaven, Carthage, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Eupora, Grenada, Magee, Mendenhall, McComb, Meridian, Natchez, Oxford, Philadelphia, Picayune, Senatobia, Starkville, Tylertown, Wiggins, Winona, and Yazoo City.

** In a Clarion-Ledger story, Phil Bryant said he would like to slow the process down and add another day before the Senate maps are proposed. He said they could come to the floor on Tuesday or Wednesday.

** Bryant also says he has his own proposal separate from the committee’s map. And he specifically said, “there is a district in the Pine Belt that I disagree with.” This is likely the new (supposed) majority minority district in SD 44, which is currently a Republican held seat they would be giving up.

** This letter was sent by Roy Nicholson, chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, to House members yesterday urging them to oppose the House redistricting plan.

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