Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking to establish a commission to independently reform the process of configuring congressional and state legislative district lines.
The Democratic governor's bill, the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011, is the latest push against the Senate’s Republican majority, which had been Cuomo’s earliest and strongest supporter for his economic platform.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.
With just under a quarter of the vote in, Cuomo had 58 percent to Paladino's 37 percent. Third-party candidates split the remainder.