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-Redistricting Arizona: Fragmented
Fri, Dec 23, 2011Redistricting
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 Read More

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-Arizona redistrict panel turns in new map
Wed, Dec 21, 2011Redistricting
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 Read More

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-AZ Legislative Republicans may seek voter approval for reforms to AIRC
Sat, Dec 10, 2011Redistricting
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 Read More

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-Redistricting panel begins final push to create maps
Sat, Dec 10, 2011Redistricting
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, 2011Redistricting
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 Read More

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-Redistricting Comm. chair proposes possible Ariz. CD map, could be compromise
Thu, Sep 29, 2011Redistricting
PHOENIX — The leader of the state’s redistricting commission offered a possible compromise Monday, proposing a partial congressional map that would include two all-rural districts and have three districts that include portions of the border with Mexico.

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-Justice Department walks a line on political redistricting
Sun, Aug 14, 2011Redistricting
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.

Tags: Arizona, Arizona independent Redistricting Commission, Pinal County,

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-Congressional redistricting jigsaw
Sat, Aug 13, 2011Redistricting
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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Redistricting predictions: Rural areas might lose seats
Fri, Oct 30, 2009AZ Legislature
AZCapitolTimesBy Jeremy DudaThe balance of power in Arizona government may shift a little further toward the Phoenix metro area when the state’s legislative and congressional district boundaries are redrawn.As a result, rural areas might wind up with less representation than they have now.Determining with any precision where the district lines Read More

Tags: Independent Redistricting Commission, 2010 Cencus, Pinal County, Laura Dean-Lytle

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