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Prison gerrymandering bill falls flat

Sens. Eric Coleman and John Fonfara in the Senate chamber (Christine Stuart file photo)
Sens. Eric Coleman and John Fonfara in the Senate chamber (Christine Stuart file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.

The bill was raised for debate in the Senate on April 27, but fours hours into the debate the bill was tabled when Republicans continued to introduce amendments. It didn’t get called again for a vote before the regular legislative session adjourned on May 4.

Cheri Quickmire, executive director of the open government group Common Cause Connecticut, said she was “very disappointed” the General Assembly didn’t follow the lead of other states in banning gerrymandering.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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