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Updated: May 3, 2021 | 5:56 pm

Pa. Supreme Court picks former Pitt chancellor to chair powerful redistricting commission

Mark Nordenberg, the third former law professor to hold the position, was selected by the court after the legislature’s four caucus leaders deadlocked on a decision.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

Leaders deadlock on final member of district-drawing panel

The Republican and Democratic floor leaders of the Pennsylvania House and Senate can’t agree who should be the tie-breaking fifth member of the panel that will redraw the state’s legislative district lines.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: April 30, 2021 | 6:19 pm

Pa. Supreme Court will pick chair of powerful state redistricting panel

The decision was handed to the majority-Democrat court after the top leaders in the House and Senate failed to reach a bipartisan agreement.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

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Anticipating ‘partisan’ impasse, Democrats ask court to prepare to draw Pa. congressional map

The legal challenge comes just one day after the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed Pennsylvania will lose one of its 18 congressional seats, setting up a contentious battle to protect incumbents.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

Updated: April 26, 2021 | 6:10 pm

Pennsylvania will lose a U.S. House seat after redistricting

The widely expected loss of one of the state’s 18 congressional districts sets up a high-stakes redistricting process.

By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA and Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

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

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