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Lawmakers to haggle over redistricting process
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Lawmakers to haggle over redistricting process

ATLANTA -- Lawmakers are set to start haggling over Georgia's proposed new political boundaries as the once-a-decade process of redistricting gets underway.

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The special session that will focus on redistricting, along with issues including transportation, will open Monday at 10 a.m. The plans were unveiled to the public Friday.

Redistricting is required by federal law once every 10 years to adjust political lines according to population changes as reported by the decennial census. This is the first time Republican legislators have controlled the partisan process from start to finish, and some Democrats are already crying foul.

Georgia's growth has gained the state an additional congressional seat, and the population shifts will mean losses in the south and gains in the north in state representation in the General Assembly.

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