Capitol Roundup

Lawmakers approve redrawn maps

State lawmakers returned again to Raleigh this week to adopt new legislative maps in time for a Sept. 1 deadline set by a federal district court, which ordered new maps based on a 2015 ruling that maps drawn in 2011 were unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered. The new legislative maps would take effect for the 2018 election and have been submitted to the federal district court for review. If the federal court rejects the maps, an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is likely. Follow the links to see the new House redistricting plan and the new Senate redistricting plan.

The N.C. General Assembly passed a resolution to reconvene Oct. 4 to consider issues such as outstanding conference reports, veto overrides and, if necessary, a response to the federal court’s decision on the maps they sent this week.

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