New York Redistricting Process Could Take Longer
The lengthy process to redraw election district lines in New York that will guide politics for the next decade is expected to get longer.
Two state officials say the Senate's Republican majority and the Assembly's Democratic majority likely won't be able to submit their redistricting proposals by midnight Monday. That was the deadline to get a vote on the new election districts lines by March 1.
The officials are speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. They say disagreement threatens that timetable.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo promises to threaten the lines proposed this year. In public statement, he appears to have left little room for anything but substantial changes.
The Legislature's majorities have traditionally used redistricting to protect their power.
Sunday, March 9, 2014, Watertown, NY