Election Day – November 2nd – is 42 days away. Yes, that means 42 more days of television commercials, newspaper endorsements, flyers and lengthy phone messages. Although legislative committees are still meeting in Austin, most members quickly return to their districts to spend time with the voters who they hope will send them back to Austin in January.
Hearings on redistricting, the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts that occurs every ten years, are being held across the state. Both the Texas House and Texas Senate have special committees dedicated to the task. For more information on whether one of these committees is coming to a location near you, follow this link to the House Committee on Redistricting http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees/list81/080.htm or this link to the Senate Committee on Redistricting http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/commit/c625/c625.htm.