Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Jersey gearing up for a new fight over district lines

New Jersey, like every other state in the nation, will soon be drawing new state and federal district lines. The redistricting process could determine if Democrats will retain control of the state Senate and Assembly. On the federal level, New Jersey is losing one congressional district.

The 11 member redistricting commission will have to propose a legislative district map by April 1, and a new congressional map by January 2012. The commission is made up of 5 Democrats, 5 Republicans, and one member appointed by the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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