Senate budget hearing a gerrymandering special

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In the Sacramento Bee this weekend, political reporter Kevin Yamamura illustrates the dire need for our Citizens Redistricting Commission when he discovers that one district line runs right through a college campus.

When the state Senate announced the location of a budget hearing at the Cal Poly Pomona, it was hard for us to tell whose district it was in.

Senate maps show the Pomona campus right on the edge of the dividing line between districts represented by Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, and Sen. Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar.

The location of budget hearings and press conferences has been of great interest because legislative Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown are trying to get their message across in the backyards of GOP lawmakers, who have opposed any more taxes.

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