The redistricting process is heating up. There's been interest in what happened last time, in 2001. To help with this research, library staff scanned all the minutes from the House Redistricting Committee and the Senate Redistricting Committee from the 2001 legislative session. The audio was available only on audiocassette, so we had them converted to digital format. Using these materials used to require a visit to the Legislative Reference Library; we hope the online files will provide needed background to anyone who needs it, wherever they are.
These legislative materials add to the large amount of redistricting information already available on the Web. Good places to start online research are the Library's guides, Redistricting 2010, Redistricting 2000, Redistricting 1990, and the files and maps linked from the Geographic Information System Office's Redistricting 2010 page.