An article by Scott Helman in tomorrow’s Boston Sunday Globe Magazine – and on-line today – about the redistricting process and the results accepted by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Patrick is well worth a read. As someone who testified at one of the regional hearings (Lawrence) and who has been relocated as a constituent from the 5thCD – now the 3rdCD – into the 6th CD – I find this article an interesting look at the process and what it might really mean about the current state of politics in the Commonwealth.
From the article:
For the first time in decades, the Legislature managed to create new state legislative and US congressional districts that, by and large, put the voters’ interests above the politicians’.
Read it here at boston.com. – “Mass. voting maps reflect State House evolution”
Take a look at our past blog post and comments from MassMoments on the history of the gerrymander: https://www.richardhowe.com/2011/02/11/massmoments-birth-of-the-gerrymander/