New PA House and Senate Maps are out
Second time’s a charm.
The panel charged with redrawing state House and Senate maps passed its final plan Friday, voting 4-1 to in favor of those submitted by Republican members. It’s the second time the Legislative Reapportionment Commission sent a proposal to the PA Supreme Court for approval; its initial maps were rejected by the Court.
Short story–lots of changes, particularly in the Senate seats in Allegheny County. The House map didn’t change much from the original proposal. There is still a 30 day public comment period before the courts can formally approve them, so the story’s not entirely over.
Since the topic is redistricting, you know there has to be whining, bitching, and partisan hackery involved. Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) never disappoints:
“Democrats have a 1 million voter advantage, but this map would continue Republican dominance in the Senate.”
In other words, “Waaaaaah.”
Elections have consequences.