In the face of prodding by Adams and Pearce, the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments rejected crafting a new list of Independent Redistricting Commission candidates and instead voted to refuse to accept the withdrawals of GOP nominees Mark Schnepf and Stephen Sossaman.Read More »
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The Hopi reservation sticks out like a sore thumb on the state's congressional map. Instead of being in the same district as the larger Navajo Nation, which surrounds it, the Hopi land is connected by the Colorado River to residents in the far western side of the state.Read More »
The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what local politicos had long expected, that Arizona will gain a ninth congressional seat.
But states with far less growth grabbed new seats that Arizona hoped would be its tenth.
The embattled commission in charge of selecting the applicant pool for the Independent Redistricting Commission is gaining defenders, this time from a group including current and former moderate Republican legislators.Read More »
Yesterday, Adams said he found it "absurd" that Bender could be relied on to be an independent commission member, and today more clear evidence of Republican unease with the former DOJ attorney came about.Read More »
Observers wouldn’t be wise to bet on Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca Berch granting Adams and Pearce’s request for a new redistricting nominee selection process, one member of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments told our reporter.Read More »
The eligibility to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission will be in question for some of the 25 nominees whose names were passed onto legislative leaders Dec. 8.Read More »
Arizonans applying to serve on the state redistricting commission will be on the hot seat today, but only briefly.Read More »
The talk of Arizona getting two new congressional seats that prevailed during the state's real estate boom may have been a bit premature, according to a consulting firm that specializes in redistricting and U.S. Census data.Read More »
Arizona is about to embark on its second round of drawing new boundaries for its legislative and congressional districts under the direction of an independent group, and certain interests are already maneuvering for representation on the panel that will do the work.Read More »