An apologetic screening commission not only chose two new nominees for Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission on Jan. 21, but it also sought to satisfy Republican legislative leaders by choosing one from outside Maricopa County.Read More »
Even though Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission members have yet to be chosen, some groups already are preparing for the inevitable tug-of-maps to come in the rearranging of Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts.Read More »
Redistricted into a corner: Republicans had too many Maricopa County residents for boundary-drawing panel
Unaccustomed to losing, Arizona Republicans are pointing fingers in all different directions to explain how they have found themselves in the middle of a desperate last-ditch struggle to influence who will be responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that two of 10 Republican nominees for the Independent Redistricting Commission are ineligible to serve and ordered a selection commission to choose candidates to replace them.Read More »
A former Arizona Supreme Court justice is urging current justices to decide whether three nominees for the state redistricting commission are eligible for appointment.Read More »
Yellow Sheet Report assistant editor Christian Palmer talks about the latest developments in the selection of Arizona's redistricting commission members.Read More »
Mark Schnepf and Stephen Sossaman may be surprised to learn that their resignations from the pool of applicants for the next Independent Redistricting Commission won’t end their involvement or the drama surrounding it.Read More »
The Hopi reservation sticks out like a sore thumb on the state's congressional map. Instead of being in the same district as the larger Navajo Nation, which surrounds it, the Hopi land is connected by the Colorado River to residents in the far western side of the state.Read More »
The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what local politicos had long expected, that Arizona will gain a ninth congressional seat.
But states with far less growth grabbed new seats that Arizona hoped would be its tenth.
The eligibility to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission will be in question for some of the 25 nominees whose names were passed onto legislative leaders Dec. 8.Read More »