Louisiana Republican state officials want to change who counts as Black in voting maps
This episode of Louisiana Considered aired on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Here's what it featured:
A push from Republican state officials could specifically dilute the voting power of Black people by changing who counts as Black in voting maps. This would further gut the increasingly fragile Voting Rights Act.
Across the country, and especially in Louisiana, we are already seeing migration due to climate change. But rather than relocate further from the rising waters of Lake Pontchartrain , residents of Mandeville are simply building their homes higher, making them more flood resistant. NPR’s Amy Scott of Marketplace has the story.
But first, with the US House of Representatives in a stalemate in electing a Speaker of the House, some eyes are turning from California’s Kevin McCarthy to Louisiana’s Steve Scalise. The Times-Picayune | The Advocate’s editorial director and columnist Stephanie Grace joins us for more.
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