Worries that Pennsylvania congressional districts may not be redrawn before the May primary elections prompted several groups to file a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to intervene in the process.
Members of a Pennsylvania commission plan to release proposed maps for state House and Senate voting districts by month's end. An advocacy group has already created alternative maps it hopes will be considered.
The state redistricting proposal presented following release of the latest U.S. Census figures splits Pottstown between two representatives, and moves three northwestern Montgomery County boroughs into a Lehigh County district.
Pottstown's state senator, John Rafferty, gains new territory and voters in the realigned maps for Senatorial districts that were introduced Monday in Harrisburg.