Capitol Report Analysis: Redistricting unraveling

From Capitol Report New Mexico - A couple days ago, there was optimism that the Senate and the House could cobble together redistricting bills that, while far from perfect, could generate bipartisan support and possibly satisfy Gov. Susana Martinez. But on the same day the Roundhouse buzzed with chatter about a “Grand Bargain” between the two sides, one veteran lawmaker told me to forget it. “This thing’s heading to court,” he said flatly, “just like it did 10 years ago.” The old pro’s prediction is looking more and more likely as the last 24 hours in Santa Fe has seen bill after redistricting bill move through committees or onto the floor on strictly partisan votes, with every Democrat voting for Democrat-sponsored measures and every Republican voting against them. And the mood is getting testier. Read more


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