With a meeting to vote on the state House and Senate redistricting maps set for Monday afternoon, half of the final plans are now available.
Republican Senate leaders released their tweaked map late last night. Complete details can be found here on Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi's webpage, but the major change appears to be undoing the horseshoe-esque district that had been crafted for Dauphin County Sen. Jeffrey Piccola.
The revised plan consolidates the 15th District, which would have stretched in a narrow cresent through four counties, so that it mostly encompasses portions of Dauphin and York.
There also were adjustments to the Allegheny County area districts, but the major change - moving Sen. Jim Brewster's seat to Monroe County - remains in the final plan.
"We are continuing to review the proposed final plan as submitted by the Senate Republicans," said Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills. "We're grateful that they incorporated some of the recommended changes that we provided, however, we continue to feel that the map does not go far enough in addressing some of the major concerns we expressed over the course of this process."
The state House leaders have yet to post their final plan for public review. The Legislative Reapportionment Commission is set to meet Monday at 3 p.m. to vote on the maps.