This week the third proposal for the new House district maps was published on http://riredistricting.com/.
What does this mean for Federal Hill, Olneyville and Valley? I've tracked the proposed changes on this interactive map of House District 8, where I live.
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The shape in aqua with a red border shows the shape of the district in the elections of 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The other three shapes show published proposals from the RI Redistricting Commission for the shape of the district in the 2012 election.
The Commission will deliver a set of maps to the RI General Assembly by January 15th for voting on.
I spoke optimistically on the issue in an July interview with Steve Klamkin of WPRO. You can listen by downloading the file below.