Redistricting in New York –

The Legislature is expected at last to vote on redistricting next week — although not on a plan for new congressional seats. Its foot-dragging is undoing all of the goodwill gained from its cooperation with Gov. Cuomo last year.

The congressional plan, which was due last week, is about to wind up in the hands of a court-appointed special master. The state Senate and Assembly punted this core legislative responsibility to the judiciary.

As a high-school football coach recently put it on HBO’s Real Sports, “Punting is a sign of offensive failure.” The Legislature’s failure is offensive: Lawmakers surrendered to partisan and intraparty wrangling — giving credence to demands that redistricting be permanently handed to an independent commission.

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Redistricting in New York—Michael Benjamin –

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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1 Response to Redistricting in New York –

  1. Eimear Gobshite (sorry) says:

    The more you know the less you need to say. Jim Rohn


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