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Prop 106/Redistricting Chronicle


Prop 106/Redistricting Chronicle

With the Congressional and legislative redistricting maps completed by the supposed Independent Commission and sent to the DOJ thee are many issues that will follow. State Speaker Rep Andy Tobin is suggesting redrawing the maps and putting them on the ballot...Do you think that the maps will be any better than the ones the Commission came up with??  We will chronicle the insuing guaranteed debacle that is coming as the maps make their way through the DOJ, the courts and the Legislature. 

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Redistricting Heading for the SCOTUS

Started by Joanne C Daley. Last reply by j fredenburgh Apr 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Just when you thought this was dead it appears that after 3 years the Courts are finally going to have their say---- or not....Arizona races stuck in idle over redistricting caseBy …Continue

Tags: SCOTUS, redraw., map., redistricting

Colleen Mathis Gets the Last Laugh

Started by Joanne C Daley. Last reply by j fredenburgh Dec 8, 2012. 1 Reply

We need to repeal the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission!!  and here is why:  Colleen Mathis gets the last laughDecember 7 2012 by Kevin McNeill | …Continue

Tags: results, election, Mathis

AIRC Lawsuit Finally Hits the Courts

Started by Joanne C Daley Nov 21, 2012. 0 Replies

well, not yet exactly but it can go to court now as all the objections have been cleared and can now proceed.  Now, it can proceed because there are now 5 democrat Congressional Districts and 4…Continue

Tags: failure, Mathis, maps, lawsuits, AIRC

Now the AIRC is going to sue the Legislature......

Started by Joanne C Daley Mar 3, 2012. 0 Replies

even though the legislature is putting through bills to get them the funding they are asking for. WTH!!!!Arizona redistricting panel OKs possible funding suit by Mary Jo Pitzl - Mar. 2, 2012 04:19…Continue

Tags: shortfall, funding, suit, law

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Comment by Joanne C Daley on February 10, 2012 at 7:01pm

Got it--corrections to the IRS debacle!

Comment by j fredenburgh on February 10, 2012 at 3:46pm

HCR 2051-52-53 are all related to redistricting, and are Tobin's.  They each say something a bit different and I can't find any "action" taken on any.   HB 2807 has to do with re-districting and specifing that the IRC or other similar bodies are subject to open meeting laws.  This was was sponsored by virtually all the republicans.

Comment by Joanne C Daley on February 10, 2012 at 1:31pm

not following your train of thought--- these all related to redistricting? what do they cover?  what special election for what???  HB 2807 open meeting laws only apply to repubs???   

Comment by j fredenburgh on February 10, 2012 at 1:12pm

I went to look at there are several HCR 2051 - 52 - 53 are Tobins - with 12 member commission, not from same party, not from same county...type legislation...legislators would appointment committee members...the one of the 'maps'...and the bills call for a special election May 15.

and HB 2807 concerning open meeting laws by virtually all republicans. 



Comment by Joanne C Daley on February 10, 2012 at 12:07pm

If this is such a great idea where are the maps???

Comment by j fredenburgh on February 9, 2012 at 9:03pm

Measure would shift redistricting to AZ lawmakers

Measure would shift redistricting to AZ lawmakers
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Arizona voters would decide whether to put redistricting back in the hands of state lawmakers and the governor under a proposal endorsed by a Senate committee as Republicans renewed their criticism of the state redistricting commission.

The resolution approved the Government Reform Committee on a 4-2 party line vote Wednesday is sponsored by 20 of 21 majority Senate Republicans.

The plan is an alternative to a stalled proposal by House Speaker Andy Tobin that would revamp the Independent Redistricting Commission. The Senate proposal instead eliminates the commission outright.

Both proposals would be subject to voter approval in November because both would amend the Arizona Constitution.

Voters in 2000 approved an initiative creating the five-member commission and making it responsible for the once-a-decade redrawing of new congressional and legislative districts.

Republican legislators have accused the commission of violating constitutional mapping criteria and processes, and the Republican-led Senate ratified Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the commission's independent chairwoman.

However, the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated the official, saying Brewer acted without constitutional grounds.

Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, said Republicans are kidding themselves if they think voters will trust the Legislature and the governor with drawing election maps.

"You're going to see the same result on election day as in 2000 ... that says the state Legislature should not be in the business of drawing these lines," Gallardo said. "They want an independent, nonbiased committee."

The Senate resolution's sponsor, Majority Leader Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, said the commission's appointed members are unaccountable, thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling.

"For me it's not the maps, it's the process and the procedure," Biggs said.

However, at least three other GOP senators criticized how their districts were redrawn.

"What they did to my district is laughable," said Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican who has chosen to run instead for a House seat instead of facing a fellow Senate Republican who now will be in the same district.

Gallardo said he might support a restructuring of the commission, such as adding more members so the independent chair doesn't provide the only swing vote between the panel's Democratic and Republican members.

Sen. David Lujan, D-Phoenix, noted the Republicans' criticism of the commission's processes but said the Legislature has its own issues. He cited the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman's refusal to allow public testimony during budget hearings and the Senate Republicans' closed-door briefing on a policy issue.

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