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State Representative James Brett
[Redistricting plan drawn up]
Original Airdate: 7/13/1987

Length: 00:04:12
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports that shifts in the state's population have forced the Massachusetts House of Representatives to draw up a redistricting plan for the state's legislative districts. George notes that Massachusetts' cities have shrunk while the suburbs have grown. George reports that Jim Brett (Massachusetts House of Representatives) has been charged with drafting a redistricting plan. George's report includes footage of Brett in his office and footage of Brett explaining the plan. George interviews Brett. George reports that Boston and Cambridge will each lose one seat while the South Shore and Cape Cod will each gain a seat. George notes that the Republican Party and minorities are protective of their legislative districts and that both groups seem to be happy with the plan. George's report includes footage from interviews with Peter Forman (State Representative) and Byron Rushing (State Representative). George notes that Brett and Peter Vellucci (State Representative) will lose their districts and be forced to run against other incumbent legislators. George's report includes footage from interviews with Vellucci and Paul White (State Representative). George reports that the legislature has voted in favor of the plan. George's report includes footage of George Keverian (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) presiding over the proceedings in the House chambers.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 5165   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102873 
VHS cassette 103585 
Betacam cassette 103990 
digital betacam cassette 103989 

Subject : Keywords
Election law
State governments

Subject : Personal Names
Brett, James
Forman, Peter
George, Christy
Keverian, George
Rushing, Byron
Vellucci, Peter
White, Paul

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature

Type : Genre
News - Television

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