redistricting

Missouri Redistricting
3:30 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Mo. House redistricting panel can't reach deal

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Here's an update to a story we told you about this morning:

A state commission charged with drawing new Missouri House districts cannot agree on a new map and is wrapping up its work.

The 18-member commission on Friday voted to conclude its business and authorized its chairman and vice chairwoman to sign the paperwork needed to discharge the commission. That will mean responsibility for drawing new House districts will fall to a panel of appeals court judges.

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Morning News Round-up
9:49 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, August 12, 2011

The chambers of the Missouri House of Representatives at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Commission charged with redrawing Mo. House districts meets in Jefferson City

A special commission redrawing Missouri's 163 House districts is meeting in Jefferson City with just days to finish its work on a new map. The 18-member bipartisan panel scheduled a working session Friday to draw new boundaries for state House districts to reflect population changes revealed by the latest census. The commission

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Morning Round-up
9:04 am
Tue August 9, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A special commission met in Jefferson City on Monday in an attempt to come to an agreement on redrawing State Senate distric boundaries. They adjourned without reaching a deal. The commission has until Aug. 18 to propose a tentative map.
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Commission struggles to reach agreement on Senate districts boundaries

A panel of five Democrats and five Republicans met Monday and adjourned without reaching a deal on a new Missouri state Senate district map for the 34-member Senate. Commission leaders said the St. Louis area seems to be the biggest sticking point in adjusting the outlines of the state and Senate districts.

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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
10:50 am
Wed July 27, 2011

GOP filing lawsuit over Ill. congressional map

A screen capture via Google Maps of the new Illinois congressional redistricting map. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below. Prominent Ill. Republicans say they're filing a lawsuit to block the map.
(Illinois Redistricting Committee via Google Maps)

Will be updated.

Prominent Republicans say they're filing a federal lawsuit to block Illinois' new Democrat-drawn congressional map.

They lawsuit they're filing on Wednesday claims the new map "blatantly discriminates against Latino and Republican voters."

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Illinois Redistricting
12:49 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Republicans sue over Illinois legislative remap

A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on June 3, 2011. State Republicans are now suing to invalidate the map.
(Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)

Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state's new legislative district map drawn by Democrats.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the voting strength of Republicans.

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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
12:21 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Ill. Gov. Quinn OKs new congressional districts

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 3:41 p.m. with information about pledged lawsuit from Republicans.

The Illinois Republican congressional delegation is deriding Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to approve a new map for U.S. House districts.

The 10 GOP congressmen Illinois Republican congressional delegation in the  pledged a lawsuit in a statement Friday over what they say is a "highly partisan map that tears apart communities."

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St. Louis City redistricting
1:36 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

St. Louis Board of Aldermen takes first step in city ward redistricting

City aldermen, including Craig Schmid, Shane Cohn, and Marlene Davis, survey the proposed new wards in the city of St. Louis. The map cleared its first hurdle on Thursday, getting unanimous committee approval.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

A unanimous vote today by the legislation committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen kicked off the public part of the city's redistricting process.

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Illinois Redistricting
5:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Quinn approves Ill. legislative redistricting map

A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps. (See a link to the full map in the story below). This map was approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.
(Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation redrawing the state legislative districts.

Quinn signed the bill Friday approving a redistricting map that will make life tougher for Illinois Republicans over the next 10 years.

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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
2:29 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Ill. Senate approves congressional map

A screen capture via Google Maps of the proposed Congressional redistricting map passed today by the Illinois Senate. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below.
(Illinois Redistricting Committee via Google Maps)

The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate has approved new congressional districts that try to erase Republican election gains.

The 34-25 vote Tuesday sends the map to Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
11:40 am
Fri May 27, 2011

New Illinois congressional map released

A screen capture via Google Earth of the proposed Congressional redistricting map from Illinois Democrats. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below.
(Screen capture via Google Earth/Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee)

Illinois Democrats have released a much-anticipated map of new congressional districts.

The new map shows the state with 18 U.S. House districts after it lost one of its seats because of slowing population growth in the latest census.

The congressional map is a chance for Democrats to try to neutralize Republicans who captured a number of U.S. House seats in the last election.

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