State lawmakers released a proposed map for the North Carolina Senate on Sunday evening, part of a court-ordered redrawing of election lines. The Republican-drawn Senate map comes a day after the release of a proposed House map. Neither map includes demographic data for the proposed districts, which is expected Monday. Attempts to reach Sen. Ralph Hise, a Mitchell County Republican who serves as the co-chair of the General Assembly’s joint redistricting committee, were unsuccessful. [See the new Senate map]
… Public hearings on the proposed maps are scheduled for Tuesday, and the committee’s other co-chair, Harnett County Republican Rep. David Lewis, has said he hopes the House will take a vote on Friday.
Lawmakers drew new state Senate and House districts after courts ruled that the current maps, drawn in 2011, are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. Nine of the state’s 50 Senate districts were deemed unconstitutional, along with 19 House districts.