Puerto Ricans will vote on whether to shrink the U.S. island territory’s legislature. Gov. Luis Fortuno has signed legislation setting a referendum on a reform package that would decrease the size of the Senate and House of Representatives by a combined 22 seats.
Fortuno said Monday the plan would save money and make the legislature more efficient. Opposition Sen. Eduardo Bhatia called it a threat to democracy and urged people to vote against it.
Under the plan, the Senate would go from 27 seats to 17. The House would shrink from 51 seats to 39.
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