Pa. House Republicans ask court to toss proposed legislative maps, reuse current lines in 2022
In a Thursday filing,, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, called for the maps of 203 state House seats and 50 Senate districts to be redrawn 'without race as a predominant factor'
Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps
Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.
Panel approves final Pa. legislative maps in bipartisan vote
Supporters hope they'll increase minority representation, but House Republicans are skeptical.
We’re Pa. small city mayors. Fair legislative maps will aid our recovery | Opinion
For the first time, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s House map recognizes the importance of our cities and our residents.
Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight
The proposal has a long way to go to become law — the earliest that could happen is spring 2023. But it’s the latest in a run of constitutional changes from Harrisburg Republicans that could reshuffle the balance of power in favor of the General Assembly.
Pa. Reapportionment: 30 years of racial inequity vs. Pa.’s only growing populations | Opinion
We applaud Mark Nordenberg for faithfully serving as a neutral arbiter instead of playing politics with the immense responsibility that was bestowed upon him.
Panel approves new Pa. legislative maps that leaves incumbents in the lurch
With the map’s approval Thursday, the public — including citizens and lawmakers — have 30 days to submit comments.
New district maps loom over Pa. lawmakers ahead of long-awaited reveal
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly finished off its last week of lawmaking of 2021, the specter of a key vote on Thursday — one entirely outside of its control — loomed over their debates. “You know, today, the chatter in this building is maps,” state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, quipped on the House floor while […]
Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated
If the composition of the General Assembly matched Pennsylvania’s rapidly diversifying population, there would be at least 47 lawmakers who were not white. Instead, there are just 31 elected state legislators who are not white. The space between Harrisburg and reality could be chalked up to a multitude of things, but as legislative leaders hammer […]
The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pa.’s legislative maps. Here’s why
They must draw the maps by Jan. 2022, but likely will try to finish early to meet deadlines for next year's election.
In reversal, Pa. redistricting commission votes to count 3,000 more prisoners in their cells
The slight reversal follows a widely celebrated decision by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission in late August to count the majority of prisoners at their previous residences, not in their cell.
Pa. redistricting commission to count people in prison at their old home, not in their cell
This will effectively mark a small but meaningful shift in population from Pennsylvania countryside to it’s cities, increasing urban representation while reducing rural representation.