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Cuomo doesn't like new legislative district lines

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been hot, cold and warm over what it will take for him to carry through on his threat to veto legislative lines proposed in this year’s redistricting process, said this morning that plans released Thursday’s by the Assembly and Senate are “unacceptable.’’

“We need better maps,’’ Cuomo said.

But the governor offered no specifics on how the maps released Thursday for the Senate and Assembly need to be improved. Asked for examples of problems, Cuomo said the “political machinations’’ in the new district lines are obvious.

“You don’t have to look hard,’’ the governor said.

Cuomo said he will veto the district lines unless they are changed. He did not elaborate. Historically, the lines are always tweaked at least somewhat from what is initially proposed by the Assembly and Senate.

-- Tom Precious

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