CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Term limits and the redrawing of voting districts to reflect population growth likely will mean a political power shift to southern Nevada in the next legislative session.

Northern Nevada for decades has kept its muscle intact because northern lawmakers held key legislative leadership posts.

But the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Clark County will have almost three of every four legislative seats. And in the 2013 session, for the first time, term limits will be in full effect in both houses and will strip the seniority that has kept northern lawmakers in influential roles.

The state Senate majority leader and Assembly speaker decide the agendas of their houses. They name committee members and chairs, and can introduce the bills they want and can block bills from coming to votes.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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