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Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short

BY: and - January 24, 2022

(*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

BY: - January 21, 2022

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

BY: - January 20, 2022

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.

Pa. creeps closer to map deadline without final lines in place

BY: - January 19, 2022

This outcome has looked increasingly clear for weeks, and has prompted an unprecedented number of questions for political hopefuls and campaign professionals of both parties as they attempt to navigate the early months of a key midterm election cycle.

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We’re Pa. small city mayors. Fair legislative maps will aid our recovery | Opinion

BY: - January 19, 2022

For the first time, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s House map recognizes the importance of our cities and our residents.

Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight

BY: - January 17, 2022

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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Prison Gerrymandering: Who counts in Pennsylvania? That depends on who’s counting | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2022

Incarceration should not obliterate civic engagement – or inflate long-standing imbalances of power.

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Unable to win the battle of ideas, Pa. Republicans are damaging the state Constitution | Opinion

BY: - January 16, 2022

There's nothing small-d democratic about this process at all.

Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court

BY: - January 12, 2022

To be sure, they are giving it a go. New state House and Senate maps could be approved as soon as next week by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission under constitutionally required deadlines.

Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight

BY: - January 10, 2022

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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New legislative maps can restore representation for Pa.’s growing Latino communities | Opinion

BY: - January 9, 2022

Harrisburg has for decades gerrymandered the maps to diminish the influence and voice of Latinos and people of color across the state.