Articles on the Constitution by Ryan Reutershan
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Dutchess County adopted a bi-partisan commission process for redistricting the county legislature in 2009. But after the legislative majority changed from Democrat to Republican it abandoned this idea, returning the task to the legislature itself. ...
Local laws that call for independent redistricting can easily be un-done when opponents have a majority in the legislature. A constitutional amendment would ensure bi-partisan redistricting.