Dems, GOP battle over who should pay for redistricting lawsuit

The battle over drawing new district lines in Nassau County is not over as politicians and community members argue over who should foot the bill

MINEOLA - The battle over drawing new district lines in Nassau County is not over as politicians and community members argue over who should foot the bill for the lawsuit.

Back in May, the Republican-led Legislature redrew the legislative map, claiming new census numbers showed a changing population.  County Democrats then filed a lawsuit, saying districts weren't supposed to be redrawn for two more years and there should be a bipartisan process.

A state appeals court ruled the lines couldn't be redrawn this year, but the county is still on the hook for about $400,000 in legal fees.

Democrat Kevan Abrahams says taxpayers shouldn't be stuck with the bill from the lawsuit.  He's calling for the Republicans and the county executive to find the money somewhere else.

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