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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rosa Parks At 100; Redistricting NYC; Jake Tapper

Monday, February 04, 2013

As the country celebrates civil rights icon Rosa Parks' 100th birthday, Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis explains why people often get her role in history wrong. Plus: a conversation on how redistricting and changing demographics will affect New York's city council elections; and CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the latest news out of Washington.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest in the Redistricting Battle

Monday, February 04, 2013

Since the most recent City Council redistricting proposal, negotiations have been taking place to further adjust the balance of power among New York City communities. In advance of Wednesday's public hearing, several experts weigh in on NYC's changing demographics and how redistricting will affect city council elections.

→ Hearing: This Wednesday, February 6th | New York Law School 6pm | More Information

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WNYC News

Since Last State of the State, A Mixed Bag for Cuomo

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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A year ago, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dramatically proposed the world's largest convention center near JFK airport, $15 billion in infrastructure investments, restructuring the state's pension program, and public financing of elections.  As we head into the 2013 state of the state, here's a tally of where those promises ended up.

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Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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Council Set to Vote on Redistricting Map

Monday, November 19, 2012

The City Council is set to vote on a revised plan for redistricting that could change who will represent some neighborhoods in the city for at least the next decade.

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Battle Lines: Critics Anxious About New City Council Redistricting Map

Monday, October 15, 2012

The city's districting commission's first pass at new council district lines sparked heated discussion when they were released last month – and now observers are anxiously waiting to see how the feedback will shape the final plan presented to the City Council next month.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building NYC's New Districts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The process is underway to redraw the New York City Council district map. Carl Hum, Executive Director of the NYC Districting Commission, discusses the every-ten-year process and how the public can provide input into the changes.

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WNYC News

Map | City Council Prepares for Redistricting

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The New York City Districting Commission unveiled its first draft of how City Council districts may be redrawn for next year’s election.

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That's My Issue: Redistricting

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It’s not our ‘party.’ It should be – and we can and must do a lot more than cry!

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Commission Begins Balancing Act of Redrawing Council Lines

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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All 51 City Council districts will have redrawn lines before the 2013 election.  The changes are expected to reflect the results of the newest census data for New York City, which showed demographic shifts in population, including increases within certain minority groups.

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City Redistricting Panel Takes Shape

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The City Council’s redistricting panel can start the work of reconfiguring the Council’s 51 districts to reflect the results of last U.S. Census. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his seven appointees to the panel on Thursday. Last month Speaker Christine Quinn and City Council Minority leader James Oddo made their eight picks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ 9th Candidates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Redistricting is pitting Democratic incumbents Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell against each other in a race for the single seat to represent the new 9th congressional district.

→ Quick Links: Rothman for New Jersey | Pascrell for Congress | Patch Election Guide | NJ Spotlight Guide | Politifact Fact-Checks on 9th CD Race

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The Empire

Court OKs New Legislature Lines for Fall Elections

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A panel of federal judges says the new election district lines drawn by the Senate and Assembly majorities will be used in the fall elections.

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New Jersey News

Primary Battle for NJ’s 9th Heats Up

Monday, May 07, 2012

Incumbent Democratic Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will have their first face to face debate Monday night. New Jersey's loss of a congressional district due to re-districting has set up this rare face-off between two incumbents with very similar left of center voting records.

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The Empire

A Student's Reflection on the Redistricting Process

Monday, April 16, 2012

How hard is it to draw fair legislative districts? Guest columnist Andrew Dean, a SUNY Buffalo law student, reflects on the plans he and other students submitted in a competition to try and answer that question.

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The Empire

State Judge OK's 63rd Senate Seat

Friday, April 13, 2012

In a major blow to Senate Democrats' efforts to halt the implementation of new Republican-drawn districts, a state supreme court judge ruled the Senate majority's decision to up the seat total to 63 was constitutionally acceptable.

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The Empire

All Sides Lawyer Up for 63rd NY Senate Seat

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained his former top aide's new law firm for the court fight over the proposed addition of a state Senate seat. The Senate and Assembly majorities have also retained private lawyers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Little Ugly in Albany

Friday, March 16, 2012

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief of The Daily News, wrap up the flurry of legislation in Albany. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York State's Monday Morning Politics

Monday, March 12, 2012

Liz Benjaminblogger and host of "Capital Tonight", checks in on state politics in Albany, including the latest on the redistricting battle for congressional lines and for the state legislature.

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