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Virginia’s Redistricting Commission remains embroiled in controversy. Members spent much of Monday’s meeting discussing last week’s fireworks. Nick Gilmore has details.
With Commission Deadlocked on Race’s Relationship to Districts, Most Public Comment Focuses on Local Concerns
Commissioners hoped public comment would guide their work ahead of a deadline Sunday. There was widespread public participation, but relatively few commenters spoke about race and ethnicity’s place in the new maps despite that issue being the main roadblock to consensus maps. Jahd Khalil reports.
Virginia’s Redistricting Commission continues to make compromises on its own criteria as an October 10th deadline quickly approaches. Incumbency, a familiar and unpopular issue, is resurfacing. Jahd Khalil reports.
The Virginia Redistricting Commission considered maps for the House of Delegates Wednesday. And the question of “political fairness” is likely to continue to arise, both because of legal requirements on the commission and politics. Jahd Khalil reports.
Long-awaited new political maps are going to be up for review on Monday. Wednesday, the redistricting commission gave map-drawers instructions. Jahd Khalil reports that they agreed on some things but vehemently disagreed on others.
The Virginia Redistricting Commission voted to start their maps from scratch Monday, instead of modifying current political districts, marking a victory for citizen commissioners. Jahd Khalil has details.
Virginia’s Redistricting Commission chose a new member Monday, leaving the commission without a member from Southwest Virginia. Jahd Khalil reports.
As Virginia’s redistricting commission prepares for its first public hearings, one the commission’s most pressing issues is replacing one of its members and considering geographic representation on the body in the process. Jahd Khalil reports.
A resignation from the Virginia Redistricting Commission announced at a meeting Tuesday will upset the partisan balance of the body until a replacement is voted on. Jahd Khalil reports.
Virginia’s redistricting commission will meet in person for the first time Tuesday. The meeting in Richmond comes after months of virtual meetings. Jahd Khalil reports on how the commissioners and the public will be learning about the process.
After going online because of the pandemic, zoning decisions and regulatory hearings on Zoom are coming to an end, for the most part. Boards and commissions across the state are having to adjust how they do business. Jahd Khalil reports.
Few firms are expressing interest in necessary contracts for Virginia’s redistricting commission. Jahd Khalil reports.
Citizen members that were selected by Democrats broke away from the rest of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission in two votes over the character of legal counsel the commission would hire in a meeting Monday. Jahd Khalil reports.
Population data from the 2020 Census was scheduled to be in the hands of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission in March. Now that it’s expected to arrive in August and September, the commissioners are taking the time to get acquainted with each other, and the processes of government business. Jahd Khalil reports.
Last year was a census year. That means this year Virginia is redrawing legislative districts. And a piece of legislation seeks to add transparency, and accessibility, to the process. Jahd Khalil reports.
Last year, voters approved a new commission to draw political boundaries for the General Assembly and Congress. Now, that commission is taking shape. Michael Pope reports.
Now that voters have approved of a new redistricting commission, half of the members have been named. And, state officials are now taking applications for the other half. Michael Pope reports.
Who has the judgement to pick citizen members of the new redistricting commission? Michael Pope reports that’s a decision that will be made by retired judges.