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Nebraska lawmakers may end session without approving maps

Sep. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The top leader of Nebraska's Legislature warned Tuesday that he will end the special session convened to draw new congressional and legislative maps if lawmakers fail to advance both measures by Saturday, a move that would likely delay the state's May 2022 primary...

Oregon redistricting talks adjourn early over COVID case

Sep. 21, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

One day after the Democratic speaker of the Oregon House rescinded a power-sharing deal she made with Republicans to redraw political maps — and as questions lingered whether GOP lawmakers would show up to work at the Capitol — legislators were sent home Tuesday following reports of a...

North Carolina Sen. Clark won't seek reelection next year

Sep. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic state Sen. Ben Clark won't seek reelection next year, saying that serving a decade is “probably enough time” in the legislature. Clark, who represents all of Hoke County and part of Cumberland County, said he'll finish...

Republican control of Indiana Senate likely set with new map

Sep. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans appear set for another decade of controlling Indiana’s Senate under a GOP-drawn redistricting plan released Tuesday. The proposal for the new Senate election districts comes as the Republican-dominated Legislature intends to give final...

EXPLAINER: Wisconsin redistricting legal battle picks up

Sep. 21, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The battle over drawing new political boundary lines in Wisconsin is heating up, with federal judges telling the Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that it wants to have new maps enacted by March. U.S. District Judge James Peterson said the...

Redistricting panel pares plan on where to count inmates

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's five-member panel redrawing the boundaries of state legislative districts decided Tuesday to pare back a new policy to count state prison inmates in their home districts, now limiting it to those whose sentences expire in under 10 years. ...

Native Americans aim to boost voting power in New Mexico

Sep. 20, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Native American communities has proposed redrawing New Mexico's political map to boost Indigenous voters' influence in elections. The proposed changes from New Mexico’s 19 Native American pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Nation,...

Oregon Dems void power-sharing redistricting deal with GOP

Sep. 20, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

The Democratic speaker of the Oregon House on Monday rescinded a deal she made with Republicans to share power as lawmakers redraw political boundaries and add an additional U.S. House seat for the state. The now defunct agreement made earlier this year had drawn national...

Panel hears comments on redrawing congressional districts

Sep. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's redistricting commission on Monday approved county commission districts, but did not reach consensus on the state's congressional districts or legislative districts. The commission heard public comments, but took no action on proposals for...

A look at the Indiana House redistricting plan

Sep. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — These are the incumbent Republican Indiana House members drawn into election districts with each other under the GOP-drawn redistricting plan, according to legislative leaders: — House Speaker Todd Huston of Fishers and Rep. Tony Cook of Cicero are...