After delay, state to fund mandated redistricting

Protesters attend a rally for “Fair Maps” on March 26, 2019, in Washington, D.C. New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission is waiting to start remapping elective boundary lines pending the allocation of state funding delayed by budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19 pandemic spending. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS

ALBANY — The group redrawing the state’s Senate, Assembly and congressional districts will receive $1 million lawmakers allocated for the work in previous state budgets, officials said, after potentially unconstitutional funding delays set the commission back several months in completing the mandated elective maps.

Reapportionment of the Legislature’s 63 Senate and 150 Assembly districts occurs every decade following the U.S. Census.

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