Brooklyn to get new State Senate seat as Dems seek to entrench power


The State Legislature on Tuesday released its newly proposed district boundaries for State Senate and Assembly seats, which will likely change Albany politics for the coming decade, and give Brooklynites more say in the state government. 

Like the new Congressional seats, released earlier this week, the new state legislative districts were drawn up by the Democratic majority controlling both chambers in Albany, with the apparent intention of gerrymandering a tight grip on power in the State Capitol for the party and a secure hold on power for incumbents.