After a 90-minute delay in starting the meeting, the state House and Senate reapportionment maps were approved this afternoon on a vote of 4-1.
House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, joined the Republican leaders and Chairman Stephen McEwen in the affirmative. While we told you about the Senate maps last week, here's a link to the newly public House map. And here's a desciption of which towns are in each of the districts.
The House map changes little from the preliminary plan, besides moving one seat from Lackawanna County to Monroe County due to a late-breaking retirement. That means five House seats will be rearranged, as well as one Senate seat.
An attempt by Senate Democrats to offer their own map, citing the number of municipal splits and what they viewed as partisan adjustments to some districts in calling the Republican plan "unconstitutional," failed on a 2-3 vote.