New York News
6:10 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Reform Groups Urge No Vote On Redistricting Ballot Amendment

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Government reform groups are beginning their push early to convince voters to reject an amendment on redistricting on the state’s November ballot. They say it’s a sham that does not offer the changes that it promises.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Blair Horner: A Look Ahead To November

Now that the lackluster 2014 legislative session is in the books, New York’s elected officials turn their attention to November.  The statewide offices of governor, comptroller, and attorney general are all up.  All 213 legislative seats and 27 Congressional House of Representatives are up for a vote.

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New England News
12:47 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Slow Population Growth Forecast For Massachusetts

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.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Susan Strate, manager of the Population Estimates Program at the UMass Donahue Institute.

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Hudson Valley News
7:28 am
Mon November 4, 2013

County Elections Board Tells Voters To Check Their Polling Places

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In New York, the Dutchess County Board of Elections is urging voters to check their polling places.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

  After redistricting, Congresspeople are exploring their new districts.

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.

New York News
7:39 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Orange lawmakers urged against redistricting plan

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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.

Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman said one legislative district in Newburgh would be 85 percent minorities while the adjacent one would have 55 percent. That, he claimed, protects the white incumbent legislator, Patrick Berardinelli, a Republican, from losing his seat.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2

    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.

New York News
12:20 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Public Hearing Held on City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Plan

Plattsburgh Election Ward Changes 2012

The City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Committee held its public hearing on the plan to change the city’s wards last night.

Restricting Committee Chair Peter Ensel called the meeting to order, read the rules and called for comments.

And they waited.

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.

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New York News
8:21 am
Fri May 18, 2012

NY Court OKs New Legislature Lines for Fall Elections

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's Dave Lucas reports…

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.

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.

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North Country News
7:06 am
Wed May 2, 2012

VT Lawmakers Finish Redistricting

Vermont lawmakers have completed the arduous process of redrawing legislative district maps for the next 10 years.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

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.

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