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Supporters for redistricting reform continue to fight despite the halt in committee

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Bill 1014 may have failed this year, but supporters say their fight for redistricting reform in Indiana isn’t over. The House Elections and Apportionment Committee heard testimony on a bill to establish an independent redistricting commission, but the chairman, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, did not to call for […]

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Supreme Court clears way for independent commissions to handle redistricting

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way Monday for Indiana and other states to use independent commissions to draw legislative and congressional district maps. The nation’s highest court ruled that the U.S. Constitution’s elections clause allows a state to use a commission, even if it operates outside the legislature, […]

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Common Cause to host redistricting forum on Saturday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The nonpartisan group Indiana Common Cause will host a seminar Saturday to discuss redistricting and a planned legislative study of the process in the state. Called “The Road to Redistricting Reform Starts Here,” the seminar is sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting, which was founded by Common Cause […]