Congressional and legislative Republican staffers are rounding up allies and cash in the event they decide to sue the Independent Redistricting Commission to protect the party's redistricting interests. Longtime Republican operative Steve Twist is spearheading the latest effort, which has been dubbed the FAIR Trust.Read More »
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Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission interviewed four mapping consultant applicants Friday, but after nearly nine hours of interviews, public comments and closed-door discussion, the group adjourned without making a decision.Read More »
A live blog from the June 24, 2011 Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission meeting.Read More »
Former IRC executive director Adolfo Echeveste didn't mince words today when asked about the progress the current commission has made so far and what they need to do now.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission is on the verge on making another key staff choice.Read More »
State procurement records show attorney Lisa Hauser received an evaluation from one Independent Redistricting Commission member that pushed her overall scores down far enough to place her third in contention for the job of IRC attorney.Read More »
The slow process of using the state procurement process to evaluate and hire IRC staff, attorneys, and, soon, mapping consultants, had Freeman all but openly regretting that the commission didn't go about hiring without the help of the Department of Administration.Read More »
Pima County supervisor districts are expected to change slightly as a result of redistricting.Read More »
Herrera said that the commission's split on who to appoint as legal counsel stemmed from a theoretical disagreement with Republicans on how the panel should be represented.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.