Redistricting mapping consultant defends work on Latino districts
A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says critics mischaracterized some of its past work, including on the Arizona legislative districts it helped draw 20 years ago.
Redistricting commission prepares to begin state tour, but dates uncertain and delay likely
The start of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s statewide listening tour could be pushed back as it finalizes details and sorts out details on when it can hold meetings in areas where public gatherings are still limited due to COVID-19.
Redistricting commission divided on inviting legislative leaders
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is split on whether to invite Democratic and Republican leaders from the legislature to address the commission, with a majority of members leaning against it.
IRC picks mapping consultant in split vote over Dem objections
The mapping consultant for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission brings a wealth of experience in drawing district boundaries but also a history of drawing and supporting districts that Democrats say disadvantaged Latino voters. By a 3-2 vote, with the commission’s two Democrats dissenting, the IRC selected Timmons Group, a Richmond, Virginia engineering and technology company, […]
Redistricting commission will give mapping consultants time to respond to comments, criticism
Before the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chooses the mapping consultant that will help turn its proposed district boundaries into reality, it wants to give the three finalists an opportunity to respond to the criticism that’s been leveled at them.
Arizona census stunner: No 10th congressional seat
Arizona will not gain a 10th congressional seat that was widely expected — and, for many politicians, highly anticipated — the U.S. Census Bureau revealed on Monday when it announced reapportionment figures.
Redistricting commission hopes to interview mapping consultants next week
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is looking to move quickly on key hires as it ramps up its work, though it will likely be a couple weeks before it makes its next big decision on who will serve as its mapping consultant.
Redistricting commission chooses Democratic, Republican attorneys
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission unanimously selected separate Democratic and Republican law firms to serve as its legal counsel, avoiding a key pitfall that opened an irreparable rift on the commission a decade ago and set the stage for months of partisan acrimony.
Arizona at low risk of gerrymandering in 2022: report
In a new analysis of possible gerrymandering ahead of the 2022 elections, Arizona is just one of seven states that were deemed at “minimal risk” of winding up with a political map with clear partisan bias.
Legal counsel fight was pivotal moment for last redistricting commission
When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chooses its legal counsel, a decision that could come as early as Tuesday, it will pass a major milestone that sent its predecessor careening into partisan strife and acrimony a decade ago.
Redistricting commission narrows search for legal counsel
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chose four finalists to serve as its legal counsel, and in the process jettisoned the state’s procurement process, giving it wider latitude to choose the attorneys of its choice.
Redistricting commission begins potentially rocky process of selecting attorneys
At least on a preliminary basis, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will use the state procurement process to review prospective legal counsel, which would require it to do most of its work behind closed doors. However, the commissioners may also change course down the road and choose a different process that would give the public […]