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Late census numbers compress redistricting panel’s schedule

Legislative leaders on the five-person group redrawing state lawmakers’ district lines based on census data may have to move more quickly than anticipated.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Panel agrees to put guardrails on how Pa. lawmakers draw congressional maps, but not their own

The decision diminished anti-gerrymandering advocates’ hopes of preventing Pennsylvania’s most powerful lawmakers from drawing maps that unfairly benefit one political party.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

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‘We don’t want chaos in 2022’: Pa. battle over new congressional map stalled over data lag

It’s one of the biggest, most contentious responsibilities lawmakers have, involving a lot of high-stakes negotiation.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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

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