Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Patricia Ritchie Gone ?...If Bi-Partisan Redistricting Happens

If Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's bill on legislative redistricting passes, the north country's state Senate seats could change dramatically, owing to shifts in population and boundary lines of districts that already have among the fewest constituents in the state.

The bill's passage, however, is a big "if."

Upstate Senate districts — including the 48th, represented by Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, and the 47th, represented by Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome — have fewer residents than the state average.

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