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.Read More »
Republican voters showed up in droves to today's IRC meeting in Tucson and spoke out, emotionally at times, against yesterday's selection of Strategic Telemetry as its mapping consultant.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission decided Wednesday to hire Strategic Telemetry, a Washington D.C.-based mapping firm, to serve as the group’s mapping consultant.Read More »
Ray Bladine wasn’t selected to be the chairman of the Independent Redistricting Commission, but he’ll still get to play a critical role in drawing up new political lines for the state – and now he’ll get paid for his work.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge discusses what the state's redistricting commission is doing this week, in their efforts to eventually deliver Arizona's new political maps later this year.Read More »
In spite of numerous transparency pledges by members of the Independent Redistricting Commission, the commission has chosen to shield applicants for the executive director post from public scrutiny.Read More »
If Arizona Democrats thought nothing could be worse than the 2010 election results, they might want to hold their collective breath as the Independent Redistricting Commission gets to work.Read More »
Explosive growth seemed to assure that Pinal County would anchor one of Arizona’s nine congressional districts in 2012, and recently released census data further fueled the speculation.Read More »
Placing the “I” word in front of Redistricting Commission doesn’t mean it’s really independent.
Now that the commission is fully constituted, they'll soon begin redrawing the state's legislative and congressional lines. At stake is the state's political landscape for the next ten years. And while most everyone agrees on the gravity of task, disagreements abound on just how "independent" the panel can be.
Rural groups looking to keep tabs on the IRC will have friends in Lujan and Dem lobbyist Mario Diaz.Read More »