AUGUSTA — Today the Maine Legislature voted to approve new district maps during a special session. This makes Maine the second state in the nation, after Oregon, to approve new Congressional and Legislative district maps. Ahead of the 2020 census data being released to states, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a Court Order […]
Redrawing legislative and congressional districts is no easy task. Having served on the Apportionment Commission during the last redistricting process, I know that it’s possible for this bipartisan commission to come up with reasonable maps that best reflect Maine people and communities, and can earn the necessary two-thirds support from the Maine Legislature. This only works if we agree to common principles.