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UPDATE: Louisiana loses Congressional representation

4 years ago December 21, 2010 Dec 21, 2010 Tuesday, December 21 2010 Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:48:54 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Louisiana is losing one of its congressional seats.
     
New census data was released Tuesday, showing the state's congressional delegation will shrink from seven to six House seats in the 2012 elections.
     
That's because Louisiana's population hasn't grown as quickly as other states.
     
The U.S. Census Bureau has supplied the first results from the once-a-decade government count, and those figures are used to decide how to divvy up the 435 House seats among the 50 states.
     
The news that Louisiana will lose a congressional seat isn't a surprise to state leaders, who have heard the prediction for years.
     
State lawmakers will decide how to redraw Louisiana's congressional maps. Behind-the-scenes debates already have begun about the redesign, looking at which two districts should merge.

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