On what was technically their last day of session, Indiana lawmakers approved new legislative maps which Republicans say met all the necessary state and federal legal requirements and Democrats say were gerrymander in order for the GOP to keep its super-majorities in the House and Senate.

The Senate approved the maps 36-12.  The House concurred 64-25.

Indy Politics spoke with Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue university Ft. Wayne to get his perspective on the new maps and also to get his thoughts on the large number of lawmakers retiring this year and what it means for the institution.

The Leon-Tailored Audio runs for about 18 minutes.

Lawmakers did not sine die as there is no technical correction day scheduled, so House Speaker Todd Huston said they needed the ability to come back into session if need be.

The official sine die date is November 15.