Miss. House map expected for unveiling Wednesday

By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House could unveil its own redistricting plan on Wednesday.

But a Senate chairman says it could still be a few days before a new Senate map is shown to the public.

Legislative districts have to be redrawn after every census to account for population changes. The new lines for the 122 districts in the House and 52 in the Senate could help shape current lawmakers’ political futures — for better or worse.

The House redistricting chairman, Republican Rep. Bill Denny of Jackson, has called three meetings Wednesday, indicating that lawmakers will have maps to consider.

House redistricting members meet at 9 a.m. The full redistricting committee, including House and Senate members, meets at 11 a.m. And, the House Elections Committee meets at 1 p.m.