State government reformers target voting district reapportionment
AT A GLANCE Here is how the reapportionment panel would be picked under the Gianaris-Spano bill:
* The four legislative leaders -- two Republicans and two Democrats -- each pick two people to come up with a pool of 40 potential members of a commission to redraw lines: 15 Republicans, 15 Democrats and 10 of minor parties or unaffiliated.
* Each leader then picks two from that group to be part of the panel.
* Those eight panel members pick three more.
* If they can't agree on those, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals decides who those members are.
By JAY GALLAGHER Albany Bureau Chief Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton ALBANY -- Advocates of reforming state government who plan to rally Tuesday at the Capitol think they have hit on the key to changing the status quo: End the gerrymandering of legislative districts that all but guarantee most incumbents easy re-election.... more