ALBANY -- The traditionally secretive process the Assembly and Senate majorities use to redraw election districts appears to be getting some public disclosure now that a key assemblyman and the Senate majority are open to considering redistricting proposals from a good-government group.
In addition to considering the proposals by Common Cause-NY yesterday, Assemb. John McEneny said there will be public hearings in January.
The Senate's Republican majority said yesterday that it, too, is considering testimony from Common Cause and other good-government groups.
The developments come as a poll shows New Yorkers increasingly want an independent board -- not lawmakers -- to draw the lines.