In the first week of session, the primary focus of both the House and Senate has been on the 10-year reapportionment of legislative districts. While there was some debate over the composition of these districts, as well as several tweaks along the way, the plans were approved almost as originally presented.
An initial analysis of the new districts shows that the plan does not cause any tremendous impacts to Tennessee’s cooperatives, or any of our cooperatives’ strongest supporters. That said, a number of changes in representation among cooperatives will occur. For example, the headquarters locations of seven or TECA’s members will now be located in a new Congressional District. TECA staff is working to produce lists and/or maps of the districts that will be a part of each cooperative’s service area. These will posted on the Members Only section of the website soon.