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Lawmakers hold first public hearing on new redistricting maps

January 30, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The Legislative task force on redistricting held its first meeting since new proposed maps were released. Lawmakers heard numerous accusations that the new lines were “gerrymandered” and say the proposed maps are not set in stone. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany: The task force held the first of a round of several […]

Cuomo says he will veto NY redistricting plan

January 27, 2012 by

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By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will veto the new legislative district maps proposed by the state Senate and Assembly majorities. That throws the process into likely negotiations to revise what Cuomo and good-government groups called partisan efforts to solidify the majorities’ power. “The maps are […]

Legislature releases new district lines, senate dems cry foul

January 26, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The New York State legislature’s proposed redistricted lines have been finally been released to the public. The plans for Senate districts are drawing the most fire,  for the addition of a newly created 63rd district and configurations that pit some incumbent minority party Democrats against one another. Karen DeWitt reports:  The GOP […]

Senator condemns portions of redistricting process as a “farce”

January 10, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Things got a little heated at a meeting of a legislative task force on redrawing new district lines, when the Senate Democrat’s representative complained he’d been left in the dark about the creation of 63rd Senate district by Republicans. As Karen DeWitt reports,  Senator Martin Dilan condemned part of the process  as […]

Redistricting NY

December 21, 2011 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY One of the biggest issues facing state lawmakers in 2012 is the redrawing of new district lines. As Karen DeWitt reports, the topic has been the elephant in the room during much of this year, with Governor Cuomo threatening to veto any lines that ere gerrymandered and not drawn in a non […]

Common Cause suggests non-partisan maps of legislative districts

December 19, 2011 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY State lawmakers have not yet released their proposed  maps for new district lines. A government reform group has tried to fill the void by releasing its own set of maps that it says are a model for non partisan districts. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany: Sue Lerner, with Common Cause, says her […]

Panel to vote on final Pa. redistricting plan

December 12, 2011 by

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     HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The panel in charge of redrawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts is poised to vote on a final plan. The Legislative Reapportionment Commission votes today on the final shape of the 203 House districts and 50 Senate districts for the next decade. The five-member panel includes the floor leaders from both chambers […]