Archive for March 13th, 2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo must keep lawmakers from getting sucked into the budget vortex, exclusively. After all, the critically important matter of drawing new congressional and legislative district lines is still undone, and this year’s elections are just months away.
Newly released proposals for state Assembly lines would carve Oneida County into five districts.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente called the maps, crafted by the Assembly and released Tuesday, “unbelievable.”
A proposal released by Magistrate Roanne Mann last week turned on its head what had been expected to be a competitive three-way Brooklyn Democratic primary by drawing Jeffries — and much of his political base in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — out of the district currently represented by Rep. Edolphus Towns. Charles Barron, a city councilman from Brownsville, is also running.
read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/03/13/redistricting-revision-reverberates-in-brooklyn-harlem/
And proposed state Senate and Assembly district maps carve up some Bronx neighborhoods, such as Bedford Park and Morris Park.
Bronx voters left a community forum in Norwood last week bewildered by the convoluted process that draws new legislative district lines every ten years.