Brewer signs IRC funding bill
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill to give the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission an additional $500,000 to continue its ongoing legal battles.
Brewer approves emergency funding for CPS
Gov. Jan Brewer signed an emergency appropriations bill today that provides $4.4 million for Child Protective Services to hire new staff, and lawmakers sent another bill to her desk to continue funding the Independent Redistricting Commission as it heads to trial in federal court.
Arizona lawmakers OK extra $500k for Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Legislature has approved $500,000 in extra funding for the Independent Redistricting Commission to allow the commission to pay lawyers defending it from lawsuits.
Senate panel OKs Redistricting Commission funds
An Arizona Senate committee has approved $500,000 in extra funding for the Independent Redistricting Commission that will allow the commission to pay for lawyers defending it from lawsuits.
New political maps were used for first time, but 3 lawsuits are pending
While the actual mapping was done in 2011, this past year proved that the fight over redistricting takes many forms, with Arizona’s struggles over political boundaries shifting from the drawing room to the courtroom.
Redistricting commission prepares to ask for more money
As the 51st Legislative Session approaches, the state’s redistricting commission is preparing to negotiate with lawmakers, once again, over money.
Arizona panel wants delay for redistricting case
Arizona’s redistricting commission says a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging new legislative districts should be put on hold in federal court until related issues are resolved by state courts.
Both sides claim victory in latest redistricting commission ruling
Attorneys defending the state’s redistricting commission against allegations of open meeting law violations are touting an appellate court decision today as a victory. So is the county prosecutor who pursued the allegations.
Court rules Arizona redistricting commission must follow open meeting laws
An appellate court has ruled that Arizona’s redistricting commission generally must follow the state’s open meeting law but that prosecutors cannot resume an investigation into whether the commission violated the law when it hired mapping consultants.
Judge dismisses wordy suit over congressional maps
A Maricopa County judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s congressional maps, ruling that the complaint was too long-winded and contained reams of irrelevant information.
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