Lawmakers take on redistricting

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by TINA SHIVELY / KVUE News and Photojournalist Christian Garcia

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 11:30 AM

AUSTIN -- The Senate Redistricting Committee began hearings Wednesday to decide whether interim maps that determine how Texans vote for their leaders should change.

The Committee, lead by Chairman Senator Kel Seliger, voted to send the interim maps related to the Texas Senate and the Texas House to the full Senate for debate.

The interim maps were drawn by federal judges after a court ruled that previous maps, drawn by the Legislature, were discriminatory towards minority voters.

The Committee is also set to debate the maps related to Congressional redistricting. It's an issue that's of interest to Austin voters.

Some local lawmakers say changes need to be made to center a district in the city. Currently none of the 5 districts have that distinction.   

All the bills voted on Wednesday afternoon could go to the Senate as soon as Friday.
   

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