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Commentary: Redistricting bill deserves a vote

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Commentary: Redistricting bill deserves a vote

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com When you look at the divide between Republicans and Democrats in Indiana General Assembly you would be right to assume our state is red. Not just any old red, but bright red, and about as red as you can get. Republicans hold the edge over Democrats 70-30 in the House. In […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Carey Hamilton, looking to focus on communities

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.  INDIANAPOLIS – Newly-elected Rep. Carey Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, wants to invest her time in giving back to communities. Hamilton won her election despite getting a late start in the campaign process. She […]

Commentary: Why reapportionment matters

Commentary: Why reapportionment matters

  By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com In 1965, it was called “reapportionment” and some members of the Indiana Senate Democrat Caucus were not shy to express their self-interest. I was there. As a legislative intern, I was assigned to the reapportionment committee of the Indiana Senate chaired by David Rogers of Bloomington. My job was to […]

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Redistricting committee takes a look at Iowa’s process

By Ashley Steeb and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An emissary from Iowa’s renowned non-partisan approach to legislative redistricting spoke to an Indiana General Assembly study committee Thursday. Ed Cook, the senior legal counsel for Iowa Legislative Services Agency, addressed the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting at the Statehouse. Cook said Iowa’s current redistricting […]

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Former Sen. Beverly Gard appointed to redistricting committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Senate Pro Tem David Long announced Tuesday his appointment of former Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, to serve on the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. “Beverly Gard is a seasoned veteran of the legislative process who has served our state in many capacities throughout her long and distinguished career. Her […]

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Sheila Suess Kennedy appointed to redistricting study committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, announced Wednesday he has selected Sheila Suess Kennedy to serve on a redistricting study committee that will help determine if there is a need to change the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn in Indiana. “It is my belief that a study […]

Analysis: Questions remain about independent redistricting commission

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Analysis: Questions remain about independent redistricting commission

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to use independent redistricting commissions to draw maps for legislative districts. That’s particularly timely in Indiana, where lawmakers are about to study whether to move the redistricting process to such a commission. It’s a move advocated by good-government type […]

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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 […]

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Redistricting study committee passes Senate

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that will establish a study committee to consider how to handle redistricting and evaluate the benefits and problems with changing the state’s mapping methods passed the Senate on Wednesday. Redistricting is the act of redrawing the lines that define legislative and congressional districts. Lawmakers redraw those lines […]

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