There won't be a hearing on Wednesday as expected on the redrawing of Pennsylvania's congressional lines. From PoliticsPa:
Congressional redistricting maps will not be out tomorrow, said House GOP Spokesman Steve Miskin Tuesday afternoon.
The office of State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe said the only information they have at the moment is that “the committee staff was told to withdrawal the bill.” They could provide no information on the reasoning behind the decision.
"We're hoping that we have the final product finished this week and put into legislative form and unveil it early next week,'' Mr. Metcalfe told Early Returns late Tuesday.
The Cranberry lawmker said that the line-drawing exercise was "still fluid,'' with continuing negotiatons with the Senate. He said his goal, shared by other GOP lawmakers, was to produce a consensus map rather than have competing proposals form the House and Senate.
Asked if he anticipated that the pending plan would set the stage for GOP gains within the state's House delegation next year, Mr. Metcalfe declined to comment, saying only that the final product would be "constitutional, legal and fair.''