North Carolina lawmakers reconvene, redistricting on list

North Carolina lawmakers reconvene, redistricting on list
North Carolina legislators are returning to Raleigh to figure out how to change congressional districts now that state judges have blocked the current boundaries for next year’s elections because of their likely unlawful partisan bias.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators are returning to Raleigh to figure out how to change congressional districts now that state judges have blocked the current boundaries for next year’s elections because of their likely unlawful partisan bias.

The General Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday following a two-week break, with the redrawing and approval of U.S. House maps on its to-do list. Republican lawmakers are aiming to debate their favored configurations on chamber floors on Wednesday or Thursday. There’s no evidence yet that House and Senate redistricting leaders back the same plan.

A special House-Senate committee will receive public comment Wednesday morning on plans drawn by individual legislators over the past week.

Lawmakers also could vote on non-redistricting legislation covering a handful of topics. There’s no end date yet on the session adjournment.

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