That’s because the test has to do with redistricting reform, which is actually a substantive and important part of Fixing Albany (which everyone claims to want to do), but which is actually too esoteric and process-based for most voters to care a great deal about.
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The idea is not sitting well with Assemblywomen Janet Duprey (R-Peru) and Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro).
“I don’t see how this would be good government,” Duprey said.
Assemblyman Jack McEneny, who represents parts of Albany, said he would have liked to see public hearings throughout the state on New York’s congressional districts, and blamed a federal judge for moving New York’s congressional primary election from September to June.
Speaking to reporters after appearing on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show, Assemblyman John McEneny, D-Albany, said both Assembly Democrats and Senate Republicans have drawn up maps of how they’d like to see New York’s 22 congressional districts split up, but haven’t yet exchanged proposals. That will come this week, he said.
“Because traditionally, we have always done the Senate and Assembly first. Didn’t do it the last couple times either,” Mr. McEneny responded.