Friday, April 22, 2011

This Week in the Delaware County Daily Times: Ex-Delco D.A. McEwen to Lead State Reapportionment Panel

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is naming a senior judge as chairman of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. The justices announced the selection Tuesday of Stephen McEwen Jr., currently president judge emeritus of the Superior Court.

The commission will redraw the lines of Pennsylvania's General Assembly districts to account for population shifts over the past decade. The court chose the panel's chairman after the four legislative leaders who are the other members — two Republicans and two Democrats — were unable to agree on one within the time frame allotted by the constitution.


To read more, please visit The Delaware County Daily Times website.

Also of note this week, state government operations and the Capitol were closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to a water main break in Harrisburg. Low water pressure and a boil-water advisory kept legislators and policymakers from the Capitol.

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