ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's Senate Republican and Assembly Democratic majorities and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have agreed to enact the majorities' own election district lines as part of a long-term reform effort.
Lawmakers planned to pass the election district lines Thursday morning.
A senior administration official said Wednesday night that Cuomo will sign the measure before a federal judge takes up the issue Thursday. A judge can decide to order lines to be drawn by an independent court appointee.
The Cuomo administration has defended the deal as the first step toward reforming the notorious redistricting process, while majority lawmakers also defended the election district lines.