States Independent Redistricting Committee deadlocked


ALBANY – Five Republicans on the State Independent Redistricting Committee and five Democrats could not come to a consensus proposal to draw new district lines in the Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives, so both of their plans were submitted to the state legislature for their review.

Democrats said they submitted a plan, but that the Republican members of the commission refused to compromise. Republicans maintained the purpose of the commission was to develop a consensus plan.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who is running for Congress chastised state lawmakers for the deadlock, saying “Unsurprisingly, 2022 started off like every other year for the past decade in Albany – dysfunction and abject failure.”

The state legislature will now have the responsibility to work up a new map.