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New book provides insights into political gerrymandering

By Scott LaMar

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The deciding vote in Pa.’s high-stakes political redistricting could be yours, if lawmakers agree

Four of Pennsylvania’s most powerful lawmakers are accepting applications to chair the redistricting commission, and advocates are hoping for independence.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

Delay in census data could put transparency in Pa.’s redistricting process at risk

Carol Kuniholm — chairperson of Fair Districts PA, a nonprofit group advocating for redistricting reform — said she’s concerned lawmakers will use the delay as an excuse to limit transparency and public input, which has been minimal in previous decades.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

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

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