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Census: LA down one congressional seat

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 4:07pm

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - 2010 Census numbers are in - and the news isn't all good for Louisiana. The Census Bureau says although there was some population growth in Louisiana - it's not enough to keep all 7 Congressional Districts.

Now - State Officials have to go through a redistricting process.

Representative Rick Gallot is in charge of that task. He says with the loss of a district - the State's say in Congress also takes a back seat.

Gallot says redistricting won't be easy. Several community meetings are in place before a Special Session in March.

For more information on those dates - and for more on the redistricting process - click here.

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