Redistricting maps show Schenectady staying within 20th Congressional District; plans yet to be finalized – The Daily Gazette


The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission, the body tasked with redrawing the state’s political boundaries that will remain in place for the next decade, failed to reach a consensus Monday, instead voting along party lines to send two sets of maps to the state Legislature for approval. 

Despite differences, both proposals would keep Schenectady within the 20th Congressional District along with the neighboring cities of Albany and Troy. Previous proposals showed the Electric City splintered off from its Capital Region neighbors, prompting concerns from mayors of all three cities, which share, among other things, a transit service, regional planning services and have a similar demographic makeup. 

The city of Amsterdam, home of the district’s long-time Democratic Rep. Paul Tonko, would also remain within the 20th District. Previous maps showed the city moved into…

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