Scutari: Another run at redistricting likely

Though their push to change the way the state handles redistricting failed, Democrats are likely to make a similar push at some point down the line, State Sen. Nicholas Scutari said Monday. “I think so, but I'm not certain. I think we are. I mean, I've been working on it for three years,” Scutari, who sponsored the redistricting constitutional amendment in the Senate, said when asked if they’d mount another

Teaneck mayor calls for Dems to oppose redistricting amendment

Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin on Friday called on legislators to oppose the constitutional amendment on redistricting. “This gerrymandering plan would be a tremendous step back for our state that would literally allow state legislators to draw their own districts,” Hameeduddin said. “At a time when Democrats around the country are working to stop Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression, our party would be exposed if this plan moves forward as being

Codey opposes redistricting amendment

State Sen. Dick Codey will oppose the constitutional amendment on redistricting being pushed by Democratic leaders in the legislature. “I cannot in good conscious support SCR-152.  This bill would make our commission less independent.  Efforts to change our redistricting process began a few years ago, and I feel this plan moves us backward, not forward from that proposal,” Codey said. “I believe there are some parts of the plan that

Dem legislators see no allies at redistricting hearings

Democratic members of the legislature were the only ones to speak in favor of a constitutional amendment that would change the state’s redistricting process at simultaneous public hearings before Senate and Assembly committees Thursday. The rest of the testimony, which took about two-and-a-half hours, was given by individuals and groups opposed to the amendment. The vast majority of those groups were liberal ones traditionally aligned with Democratic policies. “I guess