Incumbent Protection Bate And Switch Redistricting
True News reported On January 29, 2012 that there was two set of maps drawn and that the leaders planned to release the second set which does not have the outrages of the first set in a planned conspiracy to get the incumbent protection maps passed by looking reasonable. The plan includes plans for a Constitution Amendment to push for independent commission the next time in 2022. The Amendment being pushed by the Albany mob would still give the elected officials the last say. No word yet from the goo goos Citizen Union fake Albany puppets on if they would allow the pols to have the final say. * Under revised plan, State Sens. Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta no longer to be put into single district (NYDN) Proposal should also 'decouple' Sens. Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery* New redistricting maps will also no longer force four city Democratic senators into primaries for two seats, but Queens Sens.
Toby Ann Stavisky and Tony Avella will still be in the same new Asian-majority district * The Assembly’s minority caucus is furious with how Sheldon Silver’s team has divvied up minority communities.* Another problem: Assemblymen Carl Heastie, the Bronx Democratic chairman, and Keith Wright, the Manhattan Democratic chairman, still haven’t managed to iron out their fight over the future of Rep. Charlie Rangel’s district. They agree on one thing, however: Their upset over the Assembly House lines has nothing to do with Speaker Sheldon Silver.*Elected officials from the Bronx were angry by how the Assembly Democrats’ proposed congressional lines treated the borough, and met Sunday evening to plot strategy. (C&S)* Gianaris On ‘The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’(Supermajority) *Is Queens backing New Latino Congressional Seat? El Diario La Prensa(Perez Notes) * Common Cause Calls On Redistricting Judge To Reject Incumbency Protection(NYO) * Dadey: Redistricting Amendment The Best We Can Get(YNN) * The Century for Urban Research added the Common Cause maps to their neat tool.
Has Albany Already Scripted How Redistricting Will Pass?
Our Albany pols do not lose sleep over the long term unemployed or hospitals closing but they will make any deal they can to get a favorable district that will reelected them passed. So the door is open for our gov who knows how to work in behind the public and press to make a deal.
NYT Says CuomoVeto the Maps Solution Might Have to Come From the Courts
Cuomo vowed an end to gerrymandering. Now he must keep his promise and veto the Legislature’s self-serving maps.The Times says Cuomo should veto the Legislature’s proposed maps instead of accepting its “bipartisan and utterly sleazy redistricting deal” to swallow the maps now in exchange for a constitutional amendment later.Update on New York Redistricting(NYT) Daily News New Yorkers are better off with judges, not pols, drawing districts (NYDN Ed) Cuomo must not let Albany get away with gerrymandering Daily News hails the three-judge panel now in charge of drawing Congressional district lines, and says Cuomo should veto lawmakers’ Senate and Assembly lines unless they are redrawn from scratch * The Senate Democrats have said that would be unacceptable, mostly because the deal – as outlined by the TU late last week – leaves too redistricting power in the hands of the Legislature. * Ditto, says the DN edit board, writing: “The judges can be trusted to do a far better job of mapmaking than Albany’s power-grabbing hacks can.” * Check out LoHud’s cool redistricting database.
A Brooklyn Jewish District?
Will Weiner Problem End Brooklyn Jewish Congressional District Tradition?(June 2011, True News) * Orthodox Jewish Group Pushes Court for New Congrressional District(NYO)
Election 2012 Unions Fill Assembly Dem Coffers (NYDN)* Guy Molinari said Anthony Weiner lied about tipping off the feds to Michael Grimm — but the AP says it’s true. * Generation Gap (C&S) Brooklyn’s aging black leadership faces new challengers * The Hill released their latest House ratings, placing Bob Turner and Michael Grimm as "tossups." * Rory Lancman likely wouldn’t challenge Turner in the sort of irrelevant Assembly map. * Sen. Jose Peralta opened a campaign committee for a possible Queens borough president run in 2013.
Cash for Trash Pols
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