Pivotal Week For Redistricting In New York

02.26.12 | Bob Price

Senate and Assembly majorities conceed, they're not expected to meet their own timetable for voting on new legislative and congretional boundary lines by March 1st.  Most attention is on the sharply partisan Senate, which is divided by just one vote, rather than the Assembly where Democrats have a comfortable majority.  On the congretional front, New York will lose two seats, one upstate Republican seat and one downstate Democratic seat.  Good-government groups think the proposed district lines are just tools by the majorities to protect and expand their power