Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Clarion-Ledger covers possible redistricting deal

Molly Parker has an interesting article in today's Clarion-Ledger. In it, she quotes Rep. George Flaggs (D-Vicksburg) as saying that a redistricting compromise had been reached over the weekend, but that Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant got in the way:
He said House Republicans and Democrats had reached an agreement over the weekend that most could live with, a claim others closely involved in the process weren't willing to back up.

Flaggs accused Bryant of standing in the way.

"It's my understanding it's fallen through because Phil Bryant won't sign off," Flaggs said. "Phil Bryant is the holdup for redistricting ... If we can get Phil Bryant out of the way I believe we can have a compromise."
I wonder if Lt. Gov. Bryant's involvement is what led to the false start on Sunday....

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