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-Redistricting Arizona: Fragmented

Fri, Dec 23, 2011

Redistricting

The “tentative final” maps approved late Tuesday by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission split Casa Grande into two state legislative districts.Casa Grande, Eloy and Coolidge are whole in the map for the 1st Congressional District, but Florence and San Tan Valley are in the 4th District, which runs northwest to

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-Arizona redistrict panel turns in new map

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Redistricting

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on Tuesday approved a congressional map for 2012 that puts Republican Reps. Ben Quayle and Paul Gosar in competitive districts, positioning them for possible tough fights next year.It also moves Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., into a district that reflects his traditional political base and eliminates

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-AZ Legislative Republicans may seek voter approval for reforms to AIRC

Sat, Dec 10, 2011

Redistricting

Now that the outright abolition of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission appears to be off the table, legislative Republicans may seek voter approval for a host of reforms to the panel.A handful of proposals are floating around the Legislature, most of which focus on the many complaints Republicans have with

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-Redistricting panel begins final push to create maps

Sat, Dec 10, 2011

Redistricting

The Independent Redistricting Commission began the final push Thursday to creating maps that ensure minorities can elect who they want in 10 of the state's 30 legislative districts.

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-Attorneys: Bring back ousted redistricting chairwoman

Sat, Nov 5, 2011

Redistricting

The chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission should be immediately reinstated to her post because Gov. Jan Brewer and the state Senate exceeded their authority when they removed Colleen Mathis earlier this week, commission attorneys told the state Supreme Court Friday.The attorneys asked the court for a stay on

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-Justice Department walks a line on political redistricting

Sun, Aug 14, 2011

Redistricting

For the first time since the landmark Voting Rights Act became law in 1965, a Democratic administration in Washington will oversee the high-stakes, once-a-decade political redistricting based on the census. That redistricting is already underway.

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-Congressional redistricting jigsaw

Sat, Aug 13, 2011

Redistricting

Local political leaders say the real issue is whether Pinal County should be in one congressional district as much as possible and that the district should be mostly rural rather than an adjunct of populous Maricopa County.

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