Despite a vow to do so, the head of the Arizona Democratic Party has not filed recall petitions against four senators who voted to remove the chairwoman of the state’s redistricting committee.Read More »
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Attorneys representing the state’s redistricting commission filed suit today with the Arizona Supreme Court, asking the court to overturn the removal of Colleen Mathis as the commission’s chairwoman.Read More »
Arizona’s once-in-a-decade remapping process may grind to a halt for up to a month and a half while a judicial commission, and possibly the courts, decide who will be the next chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
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The best defense is a good offense. I’ve heard that all my life, but have never seen it more cleverly demonstrated than in Arizona’s current redistricting process. The governor’s latest attempt to de-rail the independent redistricting process elevates this axiom to a new high (or low).Read More »
Colleen Mathis’ tenure as chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission won’t end with her historic ouster by the Senate and governor – if her attorneys have anything to say about it.Read More »
The IRC will continue holding the public hearings it has scheduled, but after Saturday’s hearing in Casa Grande, Mathis’ removal from the panel yesterday may put the redistricting process on hiatus until a new chair is selected.Read More »
In the hours leading up to the special session, Gov. Jan Brewer fought to remove more than just the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission – a proposal that a handful of Republicans seriously disagreed with, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.Read More »
In an unprecedented move that cast shadows of uncertainty over the state’s decennial remapping process, the Senate voted to remove Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis.
The Senate voted to oust Mathis on a party line 21-6 vote – three Democrats were absent – for “neglect of duty” and “gross misconduct in office.” The charges stemmed from Republican allegations that Mathis, the independent chair of the panel, ignored constitutional criteria for drawing congressional and legislative districts and violated open meeting laws during the selection of a mapping consultant.
Late yesterday afternoon, Brewer’s office said it would not be issuing a special session call to remove Mathis from the IRC.Read More »