CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate postponed final action on a redistricting map again Monday as debate dragged into a second week.
The Senate postponed a third reading several times before recessing Monday night after similar moves Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's new congressional districts are receiving national attention as a Democratic group pushes back against Republican claims that the state's political boundaries are gerrymandered.
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Sarah Liguori will fill a vacant seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided Monday.
Liguori will hold the District 28 seat formerly held by Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat who resigned to focus on his campaign for governor.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After failing in its effort to draw new maps for General Assembly districts, Virginia's new bipartisan redistricting commission is facing similar hurdles as it tries to map out congressional lines.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An agency will release a second attempt at redrawing Iowa’s congressional and legislative district lines this week, and the response from Republicans could make clear whether they intend to stick with the state’s nonpartisan process or opt for a more partisan approach that favors GOP candidates.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the next three months, to discuss the once-a-decade process that decides how people are represented in government.
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to block new Illinois state legislative district maps, saying Black residents of East St. Louis were unconstitionally split up into multiple House districts to help white Democratic incumbents in neighboring districts win reelection.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory board on redistricting endorsed several plans for realigning the boundaries of political districts across New Mexico on Friday, backing proposed congressional districts that would consolidate Native American representation and strengthen a Hispanic majority.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will gather later this month to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, a process undertaken every 10 years after census numbers are released, Gov.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s House of Delegates passed its redistricting map Wednesday amid sharp criticism from Democrats that the new single-member district system for all 100 delegates was weighted heavily in favor of supermajority Republicans.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday effectively approved a new U.S. House map that critics say weakens minority voters' influence in the state by splitting the Little Rock area among three congressional districts.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday appointed a three-judge panel to hear arguments on whether candidates who win election this year to Virginia's House of Delegates should be forced to run again next year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Proposed maps of West Virginia's congressional and legislative districts continued to advance in the Legislature on Tuesday.
West Virginia lost one of its three U.S. House seats after the 2020 Census.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers who must draw new district lines for all 200 state House and Senate seats unveiled new proposed maps Tuesday that they said would help strengthen the political clout of Black, Hispanic and minority voters.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, saying state lawmakers are taking too long to draw new maps for U.S.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno and three other Republicans have filed a lawsuit to challenge new congressional districts recently passed by state lawmakers.
They say the new maps are partisan gerrymandering, unconstitutional and contrary to state law.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's redistricting panel on Monday voted to advance multiple draft congressional and legislative maps to public hearings and gave commissioners more time to submit their own plans.
Virginia’s bipartisan redistricting commission could give up on trying to redraw the state’s legislative districts after intense partisan bickering that showed few signs of letting up during a virtual meeting Monday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers endorsed proposed maps of congressional and state legislative districts during a special session on redistricting Monday, setting up a potential fight between two of the state's current members of Congress.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers redrawing the state's political boundaries kicked off a three-day tour of public input meetings on Monday amid intra-party Republican bickering and competing proposals for new legislative districts.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s special legislative session on redistricting starts Monday as lawmakers deal with one less congressional seat and make wholesale changes in the House of Delegates.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After seven weeks of mapping, Michigan's new redistricting commission is starting to vote on much-anticipated draft congressional and legislative plans.
The maps, while not final and subject to future revisions, will give early indications of the panel's approach after voters empowered it — and not lawmakers — to draw lines to minimize partisan gerrymandering.
Negotiations broke down Friday between members of Virginia's bipartisan redistricting commission after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on which proposed maps they should use as a starting point.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday called a special session of the Legislature for next week to deal with redistricting as well as to dole out federal pandemic funding.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will meet in another special session on Oct. 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process required by law every 10 years.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation preventing businesses from requiring employees to say whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, after the House speaker and business groups said it would have devastating consequences.
DENVER (AP) — Civil rights groups on Friday filed to block Colorado's new congressional map, arguing the independent redistricting commission that redrew the state's legislative boundaries to match its population growth shortchanged Hispanic residents.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers tasked with planning for the state's redistricting and reapportionment process convened for the first time on Thursday and designed a plan to seek public input and use mapping tools to redraw the state's political maps.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting businesses from requiring employees to disclose whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, a sweeping restriction that drew opposition from the state's hospital association, business groups and hospitality industry.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday sent the governor a congressional redistricting plan that critics say weakens the influence of minority voters in the Little Rock area by splitting the state's most populous county among three U.S.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature plans to vote on a redistricting plan when it convenes in November, the Legislature's attorney told the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — With a deadline to draw lines fast approaching, Virginia's new bipartisan redistricting commission is struggling to break a partisan divide on how to divide the state's voters into new legislative districts.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a new congressional map that splits up the state's most populous county into three U.S. House districts, drawing complaints that the move will dilute the influence of minority voters in the Little Rock area.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation requiring employers to let their workers opt out of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a move opposed by the state’s Republican governor, business groups and hospitals.
DENVER (AP) — A leading Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in next year’s election, Colorado state Sen. Kerry Donovan, has suspended fundraising for her campaign after the state’s independent congressional redistricting commission approved a map that places Donovan’s residence in another district.
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A Democratic former Indiana state legislator is looking to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz in next year’s election.
Former state Rep. Melanie Wright of Yorktown announced her campaign for central Indiana’s 5th District on Facebook, saying she wanted to help others and solve problems regardless of political affiliation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers struck a deal on congressional redistricting Tuesday, with legislative committees advancing a proposal that would split up the state's most populous and heavily Democratic county among three U.S.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House on Tuesday advanced legislation that would require employers to let workers opt out of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, despite warnings it would conflict with President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate and threaten millions in federal funding for health care facilities around the state.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s bipartisan redistricting commission has narrowed down the possibilities for congressional maps that would create two U.S. House seats in the state for the first time in 30 years.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel on congressional redistricting will try to have some draft proposals of maps made public next month, the chairman of the commission said Tuesday.
Karl Aro, who chairs the General Assembly’s Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission, said at a hearing he hopes to have draft proposals for the state’s eight congressional districts made public by Nov.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Back in Raleigh after over a dozen redistricting public hearings last month, the General Assembly is ready to begin drawing new boundaries for the North Carolina legislature and the state's U.S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature on Tuesday rejected the first set of redistricting maps drawn by a state agency, raising concerns that majority Republicans may opt to insert politics into the state's nonpartisan process.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court denied a request Tuesday by attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against the state's newly drawn legislative maps to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor gave his approval Monday to the Republican redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts that critics argued gives the party an election advantage for the next decade.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys in two of three lawsuits brought against Ohio's newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state's high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A special South Carolina House committee considering drawing new districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census is holding its final meeting to gather public comment this week.
Attention will now turn toward finishing the new maps of U.S.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An expert told Michigan's redistricting commission Friday that some of its draft congressional maps would be fairer to Democrats than current gerrymandered seats but that legislative districts — especially in the House — would still favor Republicans.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers gave final approval Friday to their party’s redrawing of Indiana’s congressional and legislative districts, brushing aside objections that the maps give them an excessive election advantage and dilute the influence of minority and urban voters.