In response to a rumor (from a State Senator actually) that the Senate redistircting plan is ready, I rushed to the third floor office and can officially annonce that while rumors abound, no plan is ready. In fact, Senate Chief of Staff Jay Flanders tells me that hearnings will not be held until January.
Thus, if you've heard rumors about Senate plans, don't take them to the bank.
For example, I heard that Senator Lou D'Allesandro's district (20) was going to be changed from Manchester Wards 3, 4, 10, and 11 and Goffstown to Wards 8 (my ward and Senator Tom DeBlois's ward) 9, 10 (Lou's ward), Litchfield, and Goffstown. Wards 8 and 9 tend much more Republican and Litchfield is one of the most Republican towns in the state, so this plan in effect would meany Bye, Bye, Lou.
Is the rumor true?
It's certainly not official.
Is it easier to herd 24 cats (actually 19 since that's the number of Republican senators) than 400 cats (actually 296 is the number of House Republicans)?
Depends on how big the cat's are...or how big their egos are!