Rural groups looking to keep tabs on the IRC will have friends in Lujan and Dem lobbyist Mario Diaz.Read More »
The last statement James Huntwork made as a member of the first Independent Redistricting Commission in his last meeting in June 2009 was that the next IRC would need “a lot of money.”
How much money the newly seated IRC will need is a mystery.
But the thinking of those involved with the first one is that the legal disputes, which consumed so much money last time, will be fewer this time.
A murmur went through the gallery at the IRC's Feb. 24 meeting when O'Connor House President Lucia Howard told the panel the IRC has been appropriated only $500,000 in the current budget, while the inaugural commission spent about $9.5 million.Read More »
The four partisan members of the Independent Redistricting Commission appointed a politically independent chairwoman on Tuesday, and made public pledges to cooperate with each other through what some believe will turn into anything but a nonpartisan task.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission meets for the first time later this month as it reconstitutes itself to start the process of drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in the coming decade.Read More »
Senate Minority Leader David Schapira has selected Linda McNulty to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, making the Pima County Democrat the fourth and final legislative appointment to the body charged with redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has appointed Richard Stertz to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, leaving the fourth and final legislative appointment in the hands of Senate Minority Leader David Schapira.Read More »
Arizona's new redistricting commission has a third member.Read More »
The top two legislative leaders of the Arizona House of Representatives have selected the first two member of the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Jim Pederson, who played a pivotal role in creating the IRC, told our reporter he was confident in how the redistricting process is shaping up this year, even though he was disappointed with the past results.Read More »