County may be affected by reapportionment

Published 11:11 am Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maps outlining possible changes in state district lines were presented to the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment in Montgomery on Wednesday, but it’s unclear what the plans show for Crenshaw County.

A map showing the proposed changes was unavailable at press time on Wednesday night.

Reapportionment is required every 10 years following the Census, as legislative district lines are redrawn to match changing population numbers.

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Currently, Crenshaw County is situated in the 30th District and represented by Sen. Bryan Taylor.

The 30th District also includes Autauga, Butler, Elmore, Lowndes and Pike counties, either in whole or in part.

Taylor could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by the Senate and House Democratic Caucuses, state Democrats will be holding public hearings around the state in regards to reapportionment.

A public hearing by the Democrats is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Alabama Democratic Conference Headquarters, located at 424 South Decatur Street in Montgomery.

The Birmingham News also reports that more detailed maps will be released later this week.

More information about the upcoming changes and any possible public hearings will be reported in The Luverne Journal as it becomes available.