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Senator Fillingane talks redistricting deadline

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Mississippi lawmakers have five weeks to draw lines on the contentious issue of redistricting.

It's still playing out at the state capital. Legislators have to rearrange senate and house lines with only five weeks left in this legislative session. Last year, agreements were at an impasse. Senator Joey Fillingane says he believes this year a compromise will happen, and drafts will be drawn soon.

"I would think in probably the next week or two you'll see some kind of an initial draft floating around of a plan for the house and senate lines. Hopefully, we will be able to get a vote on that in the next couple of weeks and be done a little early hopefully," said Fillingane.

Fillingane says appropriations is another issue they have to tackle in five weeks.

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