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PSC, BESE remap plans coast through La. House

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 4:43 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: baton rouge, redistricting, louisiana, house, senate, utility, lawmakers, public service, commission, wbrz

BATON ROUGE - District redesigns for Louisiana's utility regulators and top education board have easily sailed through the Louisiana House.

Lawmakers asked no questions Wednesday about the remapping for the five districts of the Public Service Commission or for the eight elected districts of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Both bills head next to the Senate for debate. Each would maintain districts similar to those currently in law, moving lines to account for population shifts over the last decade. The PSC would keep its one majority black district, and BESE would keep its two minority districts.

The work is part of a three-week special session to adjust political boundary lines to fit the latest census data.

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