Two independent candidates for redistricting panel support GOP candidates
Two people who applied to be the independent chairman of Arizona’s next redistricting commission have shown recent support for Republican candidates, public commenters warned the nominating panel that vets the candidates.
Commission narrows down list of redistricting applicants
A longtime Flagstaff mayor, a former attorney for Arizona’s biggest utility and a former attorney for a conservative think tank are among the candidates to be the independent chair of Arizona’s next redistricting commission. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments on Thursday narrowed down the list of 138 applicants to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission […]
Putting the ‘independent’ in the Independent Redistricting Commission
The pool of applicants who are vying for a chance to serve as the all-important chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission includes a lot of people with no discernible ties to the political world, while others have backgrounds that might be red flags for the Democrats and Republicans who want the tiebreaker vote to be as neutral — or perhaps as friendly to their own interests — as possible.
Partisan groups laying the groundwork to shape Arizona redistricting
Partisan groups have been quietly preparing for the upcoming redistricting process, the first steps of which have just barely begun as hopeful applicants volunteer to serve on the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
138 apply for redistricting commission, including some notable names
One hundred thirty-eight people applied to serve on the next Independent Redistricting Commission, which will determine the boundaries of Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts for the next decade.
Ducey appoints new members, including Dems, to key nominating commission
For the first time in more than a year, the nominating panel that vets candidates for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has Democratic members after Gov. Doug Ducey filled a handful of vacancies.
Application process opens for redistricting commission
The application process is now open for anyone hoping to serve on the next Independent Redistricting Commission, officially starting the process that will determine the boundaries of Arizona’s legislative and congressional districts for the next decade.
Census delay could affect 2021 redistricting
If Congress approves the U.S. Census Bureau’s request to delay the upcoming Census due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it could take longer for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to craft the next iteration of the state’s legislative and congressional maps.
COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states
Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal
Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.
Nothing’s certain, but Arizona likely to gain 10th congressional district
Arizona has gained an additional congressional district every decade since 1960. The state even gained two districts, going from six to eight, after the 2000 U.S. Census. Will Arizona gain its 10th district when the 2020 Census results are tabulated? We won’t know for sure until January 2021, but the trend looks promising. Every December, […]
Judge lifts confidentiality order on Arizona redistricting documents from GOP operative
A judge in North Carolina lifted a confidentiality order on a trove of digital files from a deceased Republican strategist that includes thousands of documents pertaining to the last round of redistricting in Arizona. So far, there are no plans to make them public. It is unclear exactly what information the documents contain. Judge Vince […]