redistricting http://wamc.org en Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/slow-population-growth-forecast-massachusetts-0 <p>A new study projects continued slow population growth for Massachusetts for the next 20 years. Some parts of western Massachusetts could see population declines according to this forecast.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Susan Strate, manager of the <a href="http://pep.donahue-institute.org/">Population Estimates Program at the UMass Donahue Institute.</a></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 79244 at http://wamc.org Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts County Elections Board Tells Voters To Check Their Polling Places http://wamc.org/post/county-elections-board-tells-voters-check-their-polling-places <p>In New York, the Dutchess County Board of Elections is urging voters to check their polling places.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:28:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 76951 at http://wamc.org County Elections Board Tells Voters To Check Their Polling Places Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After redistricting, Congresspeople are exploring their new districts.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his area has expanded, but he’s happy with the new terrain.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63500 at http://wamc.org Orange lawmakers urged against redistricting plan http://wamc.org/post/orange-lawmakers-urged-against-redistricting-plan <p></p><p>GOSHEN – Top officials of Orange County NAACP chapters and a leading civil rights attorney, on Wednesday, called for the Orange County Legislature not to approve its redistricting plan when it meets on Friday saying it is purposely designed to keep minority representation in the City of Newburgh to a minimum.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:39:02 +0000 Hank Gross 61415 at http://wamc.org Orange lawmakers urged against redistricting plan Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-part-2-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The redistricting process put several incumbents in reshaped districts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is comfortable with his new constituents in the Berkshires.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 56671 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2 Public Hearing Held on City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Plan http://wamc.org/post/public-hearing-held-city-plattsburgh-redistricting-plan <p>The City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Committee held its public hearing on the plan to change the city’s wards last night.<br><br>Restricting Committee Chair Peter Ensel called the meeting to order, read the rules and called for comments.<br><br>And they waited.<br><br>But no resident came to City Hall to comment on the new ward structure that the committee spent months re-mapping. Chair Peter Ensel was surprised that no one showed up.<br> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 48742 at http://wamc.org Public Hearing Held on City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Plan NY Court OKs New Legislature Lines for Fall Elections http://wamc.org/post/ny-court-oks-new-legislature-lines-fall-elections <p>A panel of federal judges says the new election district lines drawn by the Senate and Assembly majorities will be used in the fall elections. WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>The decision is a critical win for Senate Republicans hoping to secure their slim majority in the chamber despite a Democratic voter advantage of nearly 2-to-1 in the state.</p><p>Good-government groups have criticized the Senate GOP redistricting plan. They say it continues a tradition of twisting district lines to protect the power of the majority parties.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:21:27 +0000 Dave Lucas 39262 at http://wamc.org NY Court OKs New Legislature Lines for Fall Elections VT Lawmakers Finish Redistricting http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-finish-redistricting <p>Vermont lawmakers have completed the arduous process of redrawing legislative district maps for the next 10 years.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Reapportionment happens once a decade to accommodate shifts in population, and in keeping with those shifts during the past decade, Burlington is gaining a House seat, while Rutland County is losing one. Other changes are being made as well.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:06:44 +0000 Pat Bradley 38080 at http://wamc.org VT Lawmakers Finish Redistricting VT Speaker: Adjournment Likely Delayed http://wamc.org/post/vt-speaker-adjournment-likely-delayed <p>Legislative leaders say Vermont lawmakers won&#39;t be going home for the year this coming Friday, as they originally had hoped.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>But they&#39;re&nbsp;still&nbsp;technically&nbsp;ahead of schedule. The Legislature budgeted for 18 weeks this year, and this coming week will be their 16th in session.</p><p>House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell say lawmakers should plan on being in session through the first week in May, possibly including Saturday the 5th.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:56:10 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37365 at http://wamc.org VT Speaker: Adjournment Likely Delayed VT House Prepares for Redistricting Fight http://wamc.org/post/vt-house-prepares-redistricting-fight <p>The Vermont House is expected to be the scene of some heated debate Tuesday over a plan to redraw legislative district, with a focus on where district lines should be drawn in the city of Burlington.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...<br /><br />Redistricting is done every 10 years after the census shows where population shifts have occurred in the state. Both the House and Senate have been working to make sure the boundaries of their districts result in every Vermont voter getting roughly equal representation in Montpelier.<br /> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:35:46 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36415 at http://wamc.org VT House Prepares for Redistricting Fight