Monday, March 5, 2012
Toned down redistricting urges Avella-Stavisky primary
From the Daily News;
A previous state Senate GOP redistricting plan to merge six city Democrats into three districts will be dramatically scaled back.
Under a revised redistricting plan due soon, Queens Sens. Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta are no longer expected to be put into a single district, insiders say. The plan should also “decouple” Brooklyn Sens. Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery.
But Queens Democratic Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky and Tony Avella would still merge into one district in order to create an Asian-majority district in Flushing, insiders said.
Meanwhile, talks on an overall redistricting deal — including redrawing congressional lines and a long-term plan to reform the once-a-decade process — are expected to go down to the wire.
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