With a tougher job — drawing a new map that reflects the elimination of a congressional district — Massachusetts has finished drawing its new congressional map.

Don’t look for any redistricting maps in Connecticut until after the Thanksgiving weekend. The bipartisan redistricting panel still is focused on state House and state Senate districts, with the congressional lines to be done last.

The new census requires only minor changes to the congressional map, since all five districts are close to the ideal population of about 714,000.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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