House panel advances bill that keeps BESE at 2 majority-minority districts

A version of the state school board map with only two majority-minority districts out of eight advanced from a Louisiana House committee Friday afternoon. Lawmakers voted 12-5 to approve the proposal, one of several under consideration during a special redistricting session. Rep. Polly Thomas, R-Metairie, who authored the draft of the Board of Elementary and … Continue reading House panel advances bill that keeps BESE at 2 majority-minority districts