Redistricting In The News

Google Alert - Reapportionment

Lag in growth will be costly to state

Sunday March 18th, 2018 05:15:00 AM
The good news is Alabama is growing. The bad news is it's not growing fast enough. According to U.S. Census estimates for 2017, Alabama's population growth lags behind most of the country and most of its neighbors in the Southeast. The likely consequence is Alabama will lose a U.S. House seat ...

Google Alert - Redistricting

SPECTRUM: Proud to be a Republican

Sunday March 18th, 2018 04:07:30 PM
Delegates enjoyed outstanding panels. The Millennial Panel (with national leaders of College and Young Republicans and our own local celebrity, Jeremy Price of Americans for Prosperity. The Redistricting Panel, with old war horses Tuckerman Babcock (1990s redistricting), from Senator Dave Donley ...

Lost session blame found in legislature's supermajority

Sunday March 18th, 2018 05:03:45 AM
They've locked up supermajorities because they controlled redistricting after the 2010 census and drew congressional and legislative electoral districts heavily weighted in their favor. Democrats have done the same when they controlled the process, but mapping software has taken gerrymandering to a ...

COLUMN: The challenge of redistricting reform in an era of polarized politics

Sunday March 18th, 2018 01:07:22 AM
Neither does its good neighbor to the north, Maryland. The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University commissioned public opinions polls in both states to test popular support for redistricting reform. If you believe reform is necessary, the results are somewhat discouraging.

$20M Democratic ad buy targets 4 states key to redistricting

Saturday March 17th, 2018 01:30:00 AM
Democrats and Republicans both are attempting to gain control of as many governors' offices and legislatures as possible in advance of redistricting, because the party that controls that process can draw lines that give it an electoral edge for the decade to come. Although some states have independent ...