Legislative Redistricting Plans, Famous Civil War Artifact
Every ten years, following the census, the legislature is charged with the task of redrawing district boundaries for legislative and Congressional seats. The Republican-led Senate and the DFL-led House have each drafted new district maps, which will be reviewed in the coming legislative session. This week, Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke talks with Senator Mark Johnson, Chair of the Senate Redistricting Committee, and Representative Mary Murphy, Chair of the House Redistricting Committee, about their respective plans.
One of the most unique civil war artifacts on display in the State Capitol is a flagstaff that barely survived the Battle of Gettysburg and now symbolizes the joining of the North and the South. Historian Brian Pease explains the history of the very special relic.