Despite party control over redistricting, Massachusetts governor promotes depoliticizing process
BOSTON, Massachusetts: After the November 2 general election, the Democratic Party maintained its one-sided control over state politics.
With redistricting approaching, this control is generally viewed as an advantage for the party in power.
With Massachusetts set to likely lose a Congressional seat from the census figures, the redistricting process is likely to be more controversial then usual.
Massachusetts has a history of messy redistricting. Last time redistricting occurred, the presiding House Speaker -- Thomas Finneran -- ended up pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in a federal court. Before that, the original term of gerrymandering initiated in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts legislative session begins on January 5, 2011.
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- Massachusetts State Senate
- Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Governor of Massachusetts
- State-by-state redistricting procedures
- State Legislative and Congressional Redistricting after the 2010 Census
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Boston Herald "Patrick:Redistricting should be 'at arm's length'," December 6, 2010
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Boston Herald "Massachusetts pols brace for redistricting battles," December 4, 2010
- ↑ The politics of Gerrymandering
- ↑ Bedford Minuteman "House okays redistricting, reorganization plans," March 6, 2009"