(Editor's Note: Between now and the November 6 election, the Press-Herald will examine each of the nine proposed Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the ballot.)
Due to Louisiana's loss of one Congressional district after the 2010 census, proposed Amendment 7 on the November 6 ballot addresses the composition of six statewide boards and commissions.
"We lost a congressional district in this last reapportionment," state senator Robert Adley said. "So now you have all appointees, and everything that's not in compliance with the current makeup of the congressional districts. This is all a result of the loss of that congressional district."