Alabama
6:03 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Proposed Ala. Legislative Plans Debut Wednesday

Montgomery, AL – The leaders of the Alabama Legislature's reapportionment committee intend to unveil their proposed plans Wednesday for drawing new legislative districts.

The Senate co-chairman, Republican Gerald Dial, says he will recommend Senate districts that don't pit any incumbent senators against one another.

The House co-chairman, Republican Jim McClendon, says people will have to wait until Wednesday to see if any incumbents get their districts combined in his House plan.

A white Democratic representative, Joe Hubbard of Montgomery, said several Republicans have already told him that he will get moved into the district represented by a black Democrat, Rep. John Knight of Montgomery. Hubbard predicts the same thing to happen to some other white Democrats or they will have their districts redesigned to make re-election difficult.

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