For the past four months, the Independent Redistricting Commission has worked to balance the wants, needs and desires of the residents of Arizona. The problem is that Pinal County — Arizona’s fastest growing county — is being used as the bargaining chip to satisfy other constituencies.Read More »
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Arizona’s five redistricting commissioners will begin filling the hole in the center of their “donut” congressional district plan today.
And although the decision to use the "donut" map shows more momentum than the commission has demonstrated in recent weeks, the plan has won opposition.
The state redistricting commission today filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Attorney General Tom Horne’s investigation into whether the commission violated open meetings laws during the hiring of its mapping firm in June.Read More »
It’s been a quiet summer at the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, punctuated by some predictable partisan posturing. But now we are seeing the early outlines of maps, even before the draft maps are released. The commission is in the stage of the process where it is considering “what if” ideas about what the first draft maps will look like.Read More »
FAIR Trust attorney David Cantelme took fire from IRC Dems during his testimony at today’s meeting.Read More »
Timing is now a bone of contention between members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Following a vote by the Independent Redistricting Commission to authorize the hiring of additional lawyers, IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis has secured the services of former Arizona U.S. Attorney General Paul Charlton.Read More »
The Navajo Nation is proposing that Arizona's next map of congressional districts include a district with enough Native Americans to send one of their own to Congress.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission plans Thursday afternoon to hear presentations by Indian tribal leaders about their concerns about how new congressional and legislative districts are drawn.Read More »
In 2011 politics, there were no dog days of summer. In fact, there was hardly time for us political reporters to catch our breath, as the stories seemed to multiply every week.Read More »