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Lawmakers’ power to redraw Pa.’s political maps could be more limited in 2021

A bill advancing in the state Senate would set strict criteria for drawing congressional and legislative maps, and make underlying data available for analysis.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Lawmakers will rule again over redrawing of Pa. political boundaries, but critics aren’t giving up

While an effort to create an independent commission to draw the state’s congressional and legislative maps has run out of time, a new bill would increase transparency and ban the most egregious practices.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

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NAACP suing Pennsylvania to stop ‘prison gerrymandering’

The 70-page complaint is rooted in a consequential — and forthcoming — political process: the census.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

GOP eyes shakeup of Pennsylvania’s Democratic-majority court

Final approval of the constitutional change could land in front of voters on the May 2021 primary ballot.
By The Associated Press

With eye to redistricting in 2021, national group targets Pa. legislative races

National grassroots organization Swing Left said it will help with volunteer and fundraising efforts in more than 20 districts statewide.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Updated: January 11, 2020 | 11:39 am

Lawmakers plan to try, once more, to make redistricting less political

In order to change how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn before nationwide reapportionment in 2021, the General Assembly needs to strike a deal by early August.

By Katie Meyer

Report: Pennsylvanians say they’re fed up with secrecy and manipulation surrounding redistricting — and they can fix it.

The Redistricting Reform Commission's findings and recommendations are out ahead of state lawmakers' return to Harrisburg for fall session -- and more debate over the issue.
By Emily Previti/PA Post