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News stories tagged with "reapportionment"

Redistricting Plan Spawns Political Moves in Albany

The New York State Legislature passed a reapportionment plan this week. It favors the majority party members in each house, giving them districts that will help them in their re-election efforts in the fall. But the redistricting process has been somewhat brutal for minority party members in each house. Karen Dewitt looks at one assemblyman who has learned a lot about the political maneuverings of Albany, beginning just two days after he started the job.  Go to full article

Redistricting Plan Could Cost North Country Two Assembly Seats

Under the proposed legislative redistricting plan announced last week in Albany, the North Country could lose two of the nine Assembly seats eliminated under the plan. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NY Redistricting Plan Squeezes Minority Parties in Both Houses

Nearly 30 members of the minority parties in both houses of the legislature would be forced to fight each other to keep their seats in November, under a redistricting plan devised by the majority parties in both houses. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Redistricting Plan Reshuffles North Country Districts

Martha Foley talks with Republican Assemblyman Chris Ortloff about the redistricting proposal and its effects on North Country politicians.  Go to full article

Critics Say New York Redistricting Plan Favors Incumbents

Good government groups are charging that New York’s legislative races are non-competitive because districts are drawn by the Assembly and Senate to favor incumbents. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Petition to Include Inmates in Redistricting Census Falls Short

A petition drive to force a public referendum on whether to include inmates in St. Lawrence County's redistricting plan has come up short of valid signatures. Legislator Jim MaFadden is one of four county legislators who oppose the plan.  Go to full article

Draft Redistricting Plan Due by Year's End

The 2000 census told New Yorkers that our population is growing at a slower rate than the rest of the country. What that means for New York politics is that the state will lose two of its 31 representatives in Congress. The state legislature and the governor will decide which two lawmakers will lose their job through a process called redistricting. David Sommerstein reports a draft plan for redistricting could be out by the end of month.  Go to full article

People: SLU Government Professor Bob Wells on the Art of Redistricting

David Sommerstein talks with government professor Bob Wells about the political intrigue of redistricting, both for Congressional representatives and for state lawmakers.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Gears Up for Redistricting

The legislature is gearing up for its once in a decade task of redrawing all 211 districts based on new census data, but good government groups are begging this this time the public be let in on the process. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Redrawing the Political Map: North Country's 24th District Faces Changes in 2002

The country is just now catching its breath after one of the most dramatic and controversial elections in our history. But already, the political wheels are turning as Democrats and Republicans gear up for congressional races in 2002. Here in New York, the latest census numbers mean the state will lose two congressional seats. A Democratic district will be eliminated downstate. Upstate Republicans will likely see one of their districts vanish. As Brian Mann reports, the political jockeying will reshape the North Country’s representation, possibly pitting Republican veterans against each other.  Go to full article

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