Earlier this week, former mayor Ed Koch announced that he would begin to robo-call legislators who violated a pledge to back non-partisan redistricting.
Most of the renegers were Senate Republicans, and one, an Assembly Republican, reneged on his reneging decided to in fact support the reforms once Koch started calling his district.
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Andrew Cuomo unveiled this morning his plan to reform the way New York draws district lines for Congress, State Senate and Assembly seats.
Under the Cuomo proposal, the governor’s office and the legislature would put forth nominations for a pool of candidates to serve on an independent redistricting commission, and then legislative leaders would choose Read More
A key component of both Andrew Cuomo’s Plan For A New New York and Ed Koch’s NY Uprising pledge is to end gerrymandered districts by taking redistricting out of the hands of elected officials and turning the line-drawing over to independent, non-partisan panel.
But several Washington Democrats have expressed concern that doing so would Read More