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Gerrymandering Fix Unlikely Before Deadline

A deadline to change the way Pennsylvania draws its legislative maps in time for 2021 redistricting is fast approaching, but it seems school’s out for summer. The state House adjourned Monday, leaving in limbo a handful of important legislation — among them a Senate-approved bill to create an independent commission purported to eliminate gerrymandering.

June 28th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Redistricting Watch, Top Stories | 6 Comments

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Opponents Take to Twitter over SB 22 Yea Vote

A proposed state constitutional amendment creating an independent commission to oversee redistricting passed the state Senate today by a vote of 33 to 16. The bill, which has been in the works for more than a year, went through revisions as late as yesterday. And several people, mostly Democrats, were unhappy about the final version of the bill that passed.

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Redistricting Watch, Top Stories | 4 Comments

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Majority of Pennsylvanians Support Independent Commission for District Lines: Poll

In a new poll sponsored by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center with Common Cause PA, Why Courts Matter – PA, and the League of Women Voters of PA says that a majority of voters support an independent commission drawing district lines and a majority agree with the state Supreme Court’s ruling on the old Congressional maps.

April 30th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Redistricting Watch, Top Stories | 9 Comments

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