Where in the world is Jim Ferlo's District?
Maybe we should back up for those who missed it.. yes there are indeed entirely new political boundaries for the Pennsylvania legislature as of just last week. Still really just a plan in that if there is litigation we have this little problem of an understrength state supreme court these days that could keep the whole issue discombobulated for some time.
The thing is... Pennsylvania's Legislative Reapportionment Commission (PLRC) actually for the first time this cycle had a whole web site focused on redistricting: http://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/ So progress yes?
It was a good idea, and the site does have some info, but in the end it really was underused.. and per the comments I have had recently, still have left a lot of folks confused. How bad was Pennsylvania's still unfinished redistricting process? Realize that the lawsuit that lead to the state supreme court throwing out the PLRC's main plan was based almost entirely on the work of a single 29 year old Republican Committeewoman from Allentown . So likely 6 or 7 figures of cash was spent and untold amounts of effort was spent to prodcue a map that one unpaid citizen did better on her own leading to the ongoing political convulsions since. We are now on the third set of maps and I am not so convinced they will be the last.
Ok.. enough for the rant. So the PLRC did put up some data and maps. From comments I have had even from elected officials the maps are unreadable. But they do have the KMZ files some folks can use.. So I am not doing much other than taking those KMZ files and creating the links to make them usable by a more general public.
House Districts for Allegheny County and Environs are here.. (had to subset it because the full state map was too big for Google Maps to use).
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and here is the same for the senate statewide:
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