LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican-led Michigan Senate committee is scheduled to consider new boundaries for districts within the state Legislature.
The Senate panel could vote on Republican-drawn maps for the state House and state Senate districts as early as Wednesday.
New districts are drawn every 10 years based on U.S. Census population counts. Wayne County and Detroit will lose clout in this round of redistricting because of population lost between 2000 and 2010.
Maps also will be redrawn for Michigan's U.S. House districts and the state will lose a seat.
Democratic U.S. Reps. Sander Levin of Royal Oak and Gary Peters of Oakland County's Bloomfield Township would be tossed into the same district under the Republican plan.
The GOP controls the process because it has the majority in the state Legislature.