“Now that the five-member LRC has usable Census data, it has three months to submit its first map.”
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Legal experts have warned the state’s Legislative Redistricting Commission that new maps unfairly splitting those communities up could violate federal law.
Mental health, education, poverty and other issues were tackled.
The Borough of State College is listed as having about 1,500 fewer residents than in 2010 in new 2020 population data the Census Bureau released last week.
The 5-member panel that draws new state House and Senate maps will have to consider how to evenly distribute Pennsylvania’s shifting population.
Once state-appointed experts have combed through the new detailed population counts from last year’s census, lawmakers will have what they need to officially start the once-a-decade process.