NY: “Redistricting panel with diminished role lives on with $1.5 million budget”

Times Union:

“It’s a place for patronage and to allow the respective houses to stay on top of demographic changes,” Dadey said. “They can know which seats to protect or where there are new opportunities.”

Indeed, the minority parties have complained that they have little input in the program and receive no information from the task force. In 2012, after LATFOR’s maps were introduced, Brooklyn Sen. Martin Dilan, the minority Senate Democrat on LATFOR, said at a hearing that “the entire process has been a farce, a sham, has been a waste of money.”

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