Election Re-Districting Proposal Considered In Albany

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest hope of overhauling New York politics by creating more competitive elections rests with closed-door horse trading this week by the Legislature’s powerful leaders and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Election district lines drawn by the majority parties of the Senate and Assembly are expected to be voted on by Wednesday.

All had promised in the 2010 elections that it wouldn’t come down to this.

They pledged, most of them in writing, to create an independent panel to redraw election districts, a move that would end the traditional purpose of cementing the majority parties’ power for another 10 years.

But shortly after the majorities took office in January 2011, they abandoned the pledge.

What do you think of the redistricting proposal? Sound off in our comments section below…

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • The Facts

    Politics as usual. Democrats will protect their control of the Assembly while Republicans will do the same in the State Senate. A devided government is generally best for the people in the long run anyway.

  • Bernard Manning

    Welcome to the “I’m-wearing-tinfoil-on-my-head-so-the-government-can’t-control-my-mind” discussion group.

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    At the corner of Calaveras and N. Park Victoria in Milpitas California two corrupt DEA allmost caused the death of an elderly lady while they where harrassing a suspect.
    The elderly lady was crossing the street about 15 yards ahead of the suspect’s car that was going west bound on Calaveras after having just pulled out of the Shell station. One of the DEA in the bus stop near the Shell station tried to gain the attention of the suspect thereby almost causing the car to hit the elderly lady. The other DEA was at the Shell station.
    They have also recently, on several occasions, entered my home while I was not there so that they can get better access to my vehicle and loosen steering linkages, remove wheel weights, tamper with breaks, tamper with transmission linkages, etc… Every time I detect that they have entered my home, my dog looks like he is not feeling well. Why take my insolence out on a dog?
    They are also shooting BB guns at my car while driving. One instance they shot a BB gun at my car in a very busy intersection of highways 680&101 while I was traveling 55+ mph.

  • george Scott

    These individuals, who signed a statement that they would not do this, should be sues for “Breach of Contract” and their names and home addresses should be posted.

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