AUSTIN (AP) — State lawmakers will travel to Texas' three largest cities and Corpus Christi for public hearings on adopting political maps.
The House Redistricting Committee announced Monday it will be in Dallas on Thursday to hear opinions about voting districts. The committee then heads to San Antonio on June 10 and Houston two days later.
The Senate Redistricting Committee plans to meet in Corpus Christi on Friday and Houston the next day.
Gov. Rick Perry called a special legislative session to adopt maps drawn by a federal court in San Antonio for the 2012 election. Judges said maps originally drawn by the Legislature in 2011 intentionally discriminated against minorities.
Minority lawmakers, though, complain the temporary maps don't go far enough to ensure minorities are fairly represented in the Texas House and Congress.
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