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Redistricting reform dies in Indiana House

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– For the second year in a row, Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, has killed a redistricting reform bill and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he is OK with that. “There’s a lot of questions we had. I don’t think the bill accurately follows some of the national case law […]

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Redistricting reform bill passes Senate

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would create standards to draw state and federal legislative district boundaries across Indiana passed the Senate by a 42-6 vote Monday. Senate Bill 326 allows the General Assembly to modify congressional and state district plans if they fail to comply with the standards in the bill—as long […]

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Senators kill amendments to redistricting bill

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senators shot down two amendments to a bill that would have clarified who has oversight in the state’s redistricting processes. Senate Bill 326, authored by Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus, updates procedures and standards for drawing Indiana’s congressional and state legislative districts. Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said SB 326 only […]

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Redistricting bill passes Senate committee

By Amari Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Senate committee approved a redistricting reform bill Monday that would establish standards to redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries across Indiana. Sen. Greg Walker, R- Columbus, said Senate Bill 326 is a baby step toward redistricting reform. It passed the Elections Committee by an 8-0 vote. Voters and organizations such […]