Legislative Leaders Aim For Minimal Change Under Reapportionment

Every 10 years, the Vermont legislature has to match the state’s political boundaries with its changing population. The process is called reapportionment. And it can be full of political minefields as lawmakers slice and dice the electoral landscape. Legislative leaders say their first adage this year is to do no harm.

Reapportionment Plan Faces Political Hurdles

Vermont’s Reapportionment Board is recommending some dramatic changes for Senate districts in the northern part of the state. The changes are based on population trends that show the number of people living in the northwestern part of the state is growing while the Northeast Kingdom is losing population.