California's New Political Boundaries

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 (Courtesy California Citizens Redistricting Commission)

California is notorious for political boundaries that are virtual safe zones for incumbents. Now, Californians will get a first look at district maps drawn up by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The commission was authorized by the Voter's FIRST Act of 2008, which removed from lawmakers the authority to draw the state's voting boundaries. What impact will the new lines have?


John Myers, KQED's Sacramento bureau chief

Robert Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies