Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short
(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]
Senators interrogate Wolf map at hearing, though no one could speak for it
Lawmakers left a hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed congressional map with more questions than answers on Friday afternoon.
Pa.’s political calendar disrupted by leg. redistricting; Lawsuit asks state court to clean it up
The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court on Thursday, is the first effort to rectify the misaligned timelines to finalize and implement the state’s legislative maps, and for candidates to successfully get on the ballot for the May 17 primary election.
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Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight
Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.
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Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court
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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.
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Harrisburg has for decades gerrymandered the maps to diminish the influence and voice of Latinos and people of color across the state.