Census Bureau data released for state

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed data for Connecticut Wednesday, launching the state’s redistricting process.

The reapportionment committee has until Sept. 15, 2011, to get three plans — U.S. Congress, state Senate and state House — passed by two-thirds of each house of the General Assembly. Failing that, a redistricting commission will be formed.

In recent years, the process has been intense without being divisive.

According to Census data, the 2nd Congressional District grew faster than the other four. Legislators will need to remove 14,952 residents from its boundaries.

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