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House adds another public hearing on redistricting, to be held one day after release of maps

UPDATE: The first of the Indiana House Elections and Apportionment Committee meetings for public testimony on proposed congressional and legislative district maps has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. The second of two committee meetings will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Both will be held in the Indiana House chamber at the Statehouse.

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EARLIER: The Indiana House Elections and Apportionment Committee has scheduled a second public hearing on proposed congressional and legislative redistricting maps, but it will be held even earlier than the one announced before.

The public hearing will be held in the Indiana House Chamber at the Statehouse on Wednesday, Sept. 15 — one day after the expected release of the proposed maps. A second hearing, scheduled for Sept. 16, was announced last week as part of Republican legislative leaders’ redistricting timetable.

Starting times for both hearings have not been announced.

According to the House Republicans’ communications staff, committee chairman Tim Wesco (above), R-Osceola, “added the meeting to provide another opportunity for the public, including those who observe Yom Kippur, to provide input on the maps.” Yom Kippur begins on the evening of Sept. 15.  — The Indiana Citizen