Oct 19
"Top Massachusetts lawmakers Tuesday unveiled new maps of legislative districtsthat create a new “majority-minority” district in Springfield, reflecting the city’s growing Hispanic population and giving black and Hispanic voters a stronger political voice. The proposed districts, released at a Statehouse press conference, create new political lines to account for population shifts over the past decade. Maps of the proposed districts, for both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate, were posted on the Internet only." View the full article and watch video.