Arizona's redistricting commission plans Thursday to begin work on proposed new congressional and legislative district maps for use in elections in the coming decade.Read More »
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A state commission is poised to start drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in elections in the coming decade, with some initial but tentative signs already pointing to significant changes across the state's political landscape.Read More »
During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.
Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.
Republican Sen. Frank Antenori, says his fellow GOP members need to get engaged in redistricting, and that he feels he’s the lone soldier in “the foxhole fighting this battle.”Read More »
Dept of Administration records shed some light on the working relationship between the IRC and the State Procurement Office, which cut its ties with the redistricting panel just before the IRC selected its mapping consultant in June.Read More »
With tensions still simmering after the mapping consultant row, discussions at yesterday’s IRC meeting about which mapping software to purchase were testy.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission could stumble into another partisan divide, but this time it involves whether members will cooperate with Attorney General Tom Horne’s investigation into whether the commission violated open meeting and procurement laws when it hired a mapping consultant in June.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission has shifted gears, now collecting public input from elected officials and everyday residents about what they want to see when the state’s political maps get wiped clean and recast.
While the commissioners have heard a variety of suggestions, one recommendation has so far come across more coherently than any other: The perceived need for a squarely conservative congressional district extending along the Colorado River from Mexico to Utah.
A couple weeks ago Arizona’s redistricting commission shifted gears in a significant way. They’ve begun the part of the process where they are asking members of the public to come to meetings and tell the commission what sort of districts they want.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne has announced his office has opened an investigation into the Independent Redistricting Commission in response to an investigation by Arizona Capitol Times and its sister publication, Yellow Sheet Report, that uncovered possible violations of the state’s open meeting and procurement laws.Read More »