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Lawmakers reveal new state House district map

The General Assembly's Reapportionment Commission unanimously approved a new map for Connecticut’s state House districts on Thursday. In southeastern Connecticut, the 42nd District state House seat held by Mike France, R-Ledyard, has been moved to Fairfield County. Ledyard now belongs to the 43rd state House district seat held by Greg Howard, R-Stonington, and the change created ripples throughout the region.

CT Reapportionment Commission unanimously votes to approve new statewide house district map

Fairfield County saw big population jumps. As a result, an entire state House seat is moving to Wilton and New Canaan from rural eastern Connecticut - which lost population. The move means Wilton will no longer be divided into two seats.

Bipartisan deal struck on CT state House redistricting

The General Assembly’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is expected to vote Thursday on new maps for the 151 state House Districts to reflect population shifts counted by the pandemic-delayed 2020 Census.

New Haven Independent: Redistrict Critics Slice Own District Maps

As they sat to draw their own legislative maps, the voting reform advocates aimed to keep various “communities of interest” intact. When a community of interest is split across multiple districts, that group’s vote is often diluted and overwhelmed by other priorities, giving legislators less of an incentive to represent its voice.

CT Post, Opinion: Redistricting process should be transparent

Voters should pick their elected officials, not the other way around. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? But it ain’t necessarily so. Too often the redrawing of voting districts, which is required every 10 years to conform with population shifts as reflected in the U.S. census, is done with an eye toward ensuring the reelection of officeholders...

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