Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Redistricting Coalition Submits First Signatures For Amendment
A coalition of voter groups has submitted initial paperwork as it pushes for a state constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.
Maps are now redrawn by state lawmakers once a decade to reflect population shifts. The proposal would move district map-making to a 12-person citizen commission.
The coalition submitted an initial 1,700 signatures and its proposed summary wording on Monday. They need attorney-general approval before gathering another 386,000 voter signatures by July in order to get the proposal on the fall ballot.