The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is seeking budget documents from the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission for an audit requested by House Speaker Andy Tobin.Read More »
Nobody would call 2011 a dull year for Arizona politics. The soap opera fans got Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s side-of-the-road scuffle, the conspiracy theorists had their hands full with the Independent Redistricting Commission, and those who delight in schadenfreude watched the fall of Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
While Republicans are hopping mad about the congressional maps, the legislative maps seem to be a win for them.Read More »
The panel charged with redrawing the state's political lines that will be used for the next decade approved final maps for both congressional and legislative districts today, after meeting for more than 15 hours in two days.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent roughly nine hours Monday considering changes to proposed legislative maps, but will still have to wait for detailed analysis before adopting anything final.
The long work session took place only days before the now-unlikely target deadline of Christmas for adopting both final legislative and congressional maps.
Some members of the state redistricting commission are voicing dislike for another's proposed compromise on new congressional districts.Read More »
The state's independent redistricting commission is up against a deadline to finish its work on new district maps before Christmas.Read More »
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis introduced a congressional map on Friday that combined changes proposed by Democratic and Republican commissioners.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has wisely chosen not to challenge the Arizona Supreme Court ruling that restored Colleen Mathis as the chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission. Nonetheless, the governor maintains the court erred, and that the IRC drew the draft congressional boundaries in a manner that ignored its constitutional mandate. Our bipartisan think tank’s board members come from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions, including four former Republican legislators and one former Democratic legislator.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted down a proposal by its Republican members to release hours of transcripts from the panel’s closed-door sessions.Read More »