redistricting-2021

Pa. Supreme Court taking second look at congressional map case; orders stay on lower court

BY: - January 31, 2022

The state Supreme Court has issued a stay on further action by a lower court on disputed Pennsylvania’s congressional maps until it decides whether to weigh in on it. The order, backed by five of the court’s seven justices, is the first indication that the Supreme Court and its liberal majority might yet intervene in […]

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Redistricting in 2022 is making gerrymandered districts safer, undermining majority rule | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2022

Voters are supposed to choose their leaders -- not the other way around. Here's why that's at risk.

Redistricting is now in the courts. See all of the Pa. congressional maps submitted to them

BY: - January 27, 2022

Lawyers for lawmakers and good government groups argued in court Thursday over who had the best map to divide Pennsylvania in to 17 new congressional districts. The state is shedding a congressional seat in the decennial redraw because of slow population growth. On Sunday, the Commonwealth Court will pick one map for the coming decade […]

Wolf vetoes GOP congressional map, courts to pick Pa.’s redistricting plan

BY: - January 27, 2022

'The people of Pennsylvania deserve a fair election map that promotes accountability and responsiveness to voters and is drawn in an open and honest way,' Wolf said in his veto message.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Redistricting chair Nordenberg defends proposed state House map against GOP attacks

BY: - January 6, 2022

'It's awkward to talk about myself, but I don't have teams of public relations professionals to talk about myself like the caucus leaders do,' he said Thursday.

Pa. lawmakers say they have time to draw maps; but state courts, Wolf admin. disagree

BY: - December 22, 2021

Pennsylvania lost one congressional seat in the 2020 census, the lawsuits argue, making a timely new map even more critical. The state is going from 18 to 17 congressional seats.

The Capital-Star’s 2022 Pa. incumbent retirement and primary tracker

BY: - December 17, 2021

Reminder, the legislative maps are drafts and could change in the next thirty days. After that, there is a high likelihood of court challenges. Still, with that said, here is the latest running tally of lawmakers retiring next year, or facing a colleague to come back to Harrisburg.