Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, Government Affairs (GAO)
NC Special Session Focuses on Redistricting. While the “Long” Legislative Session adjourned back in July, lawmakers have been called back to Raleigh twice. The General Assembly was directed by the US Supreme Court to re-draw the 28 voting districts that were found unconstitutional due to Gerrymandering. After much debate along party-lines, the redrawn maps have been sent back to the courts. If approved the new districts will be used in the 2018 elections.