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Census data for redistricting will be available earlier than projected

BY: - March 19, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission won’t have to wait as long as expected for the census data it needs to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts.

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Redistricting Commission chooses city council aide as executive director

BY: - March 17, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission made its first staffing decision and saw its first notable partisan split, hiring Brian Schmitt, chief of staff to a Republican Phoenix City Council member.

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Finalists announced for redistricting panel’s top staffer

BY: - March 12, 2021

A Phoenix City Council aide, the head of a statewide regulatory board, an Arizona Commerce Authority vice president, a longtime staffer for elected officials or a former Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission staffer will be the executive director for the panel that will draw Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts.

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Redistricting commission selects finalists for executive director position

BY: - March 10, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected five finalists to be its executive director and will conduct interviews at its next meeting.

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Redistricting commission hopes to make the most out of census data delay

BY: - March 2, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is trying to look at the bright side of an expected months-long delay in the census data that is needed before they can do their job of drawing the state’s new congressional and legislative districts.

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Another delay in critical census data threatens redistricting

BY: - February 12, 2021

A newly announced delay in the census data states rely on to draw new congressional and legislative districts seems certain to push back the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which could leave Arizonans and the candidates they’ll be voting for waiting until after the new year to find out what districts they’ll be in.

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Redistricting commission begins search for executive director

BY: - February 9, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission began its search for executive director, the first of several major hires it must make before it gets down to the business of drawing congressional and legislative districts.

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Redistricting chairwoman says she has the tools to forge consensus on AIRC

BY: - February 8, 2021

Erika Neuberg is hoping her background, both professional and political, will serve her well as she embarks on a mission to reach maximum consensus on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

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Redistricting commission hopes to act quickly on staff while it awaits Census data

BY: - February 2, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission wants to move quickly in hiring the staff and legal counsel it needs before it can get down to the business of drawing new congressional and legislative districts, though that may leave the panel in a prolonged holding panel as it waits for delayed data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

COMMENTARY

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Get ready for a break-neck redistricting schedule

BY: - January 28, 2021

Yesterday’s news that state-level Census data won’t be available until the end of July — and possibly later — complicates things for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. A decade ago, that data was available in the spring, so when the commission hired a mapping consulting firm in June, that company was able to hit the […]

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Delay in census data could push back Arizona redistricting work

BY: - January 27, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission likely won’t be able to start drawing new district lines until August thanks to a delay in data from the 2020 Census.

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Redistricting commission picks Neuberg as independent chair

BY: - January 21, 2021

Learn the name Erika Schupak Neuberg — she may be one of the important people in Arizona politics for the next year, and her impact will resonate for a decade.