Top Pennsylvania House lawmakers have taken a brief stab at restarting the chamber’s long-deadlocked conversation on redistricting — filing amendments with a few options for changing the congressional reapportionment process. However, there’s still no clear path toward a consensus. One of the options involves a nine-member redistricting commission appointed by the legislature, with one non-partisan member. Another would create an 11-person commission chosen at random. A third would have the Secretary of the Commonwealth choose random commissioners, and give legislative leaders limited veto power.
But House Spokesman Steve Miskin said the only verdict so far is that there’s going be a long, long debate before anything actually happens.
“Nothing big, legislatively, ever happens in one session,” he said. “It took, you know, almost ten years to get wine in grocery and convenience stores.”