Posts Tagged Redistricting Commission

With Monday Vote, SW Virginia Stays Unrepresented on Redistricting Commission

Members of the Virginia Redistricting Commission meet in Richmond on July 19, 2021. (Credit: Jahd Khalil / RADIO IQ)

Virginia’s Redistricting Commission chose a new member Monday, leaving the commission without a member from Southwest Virginia. Jahd Khalil reports.

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Will SW Virginia Still be Represented on the Redistricting Commission?

Virginia’s Redistricting Commission meets July 6th, 2021 (Credit: Jahd Khalil / RADIO IQ)

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.

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Virginia Redistricting Commissioner Resigns

The Virginia Redistricting Commission Meets in Richmond on July 6, 2021

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.

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Redistricting Commission Prepares to Meet In-Person for the First Time

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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.

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Online Governing to End, For The Most Part

Members of the Richmond City Council meet virtually on June 28, 2021.

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.

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Redistricting Commission Works to Find Law and Communications Firms

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Few firms are expressing interest in necessary contracts for Virginia’s redistricting commission. Jahd Khalil reports.

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Redistricting Commission Seeks Partisan Counsel, Citizen Member Democrats Oppose

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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.

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A Silver Lining of Redistricting Census Delays

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.

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Bill Adding More Transparency to New Redistricting Commission Advances

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.

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Some Critics Say Citizen Members of Virginia’s New Redistricting Commission Aren’t Balanced

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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.

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Tired of Virginia’s Political Maps? Now’s Your Chance to Help Draw Them

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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.

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Work is Already Underway to Establish the New Redistricting Commission

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.

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