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California's Citizens Redistricting Commission has one task, and one only: to take census data gathered every decade and draw new boundaries for state, legislative and congressional districts through a public and transparent process that's free from political manipulation. Simple, right? But have the 14 commissioners doing the latest round of map-making fully grasped this awesome ...

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May 10—Michigan's redistricting commission will launch the first of 16 public meetings Tuesday to hear from residents about the factors they hope are considered as voting districts are redrawn. The public listening sessions begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson and will end in Grand Rapids July 1. People can attend in person, as space and social distancing allow, or online via Zoom. The 13-member ...

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In case you missed it this week: Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin June 11.

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May 8—The theory was that a 2014 constitutional amendment would help to diminish the games that New York politicians play when they redraw district lines after each census. It's looking doubtful, and it's another reason President Biden's voting rights measure should be adopted. Redistricting is the constitutionally mandated process that follows each decennial census and helps to retain the ...

In case you missed it this week: Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin June 11.

In case you missed it this week: Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin June 11.

In case you missed it this week: Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin June 11.

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May 7—EDWARDSVILLE — The appointment of a new Madison County administrator and a director of the IT Department will be on the agenda for the county board's special meeting Tuesday. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the County Board room. It will be the first in-person meeting in more than a year because of COVID-19. The meeting was originally set by Madison Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler ...

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May 7—Democratic lawmakers brushed aside criticisms Thursday from Republicans who said secret meetings of Democrats this week in Springfield were contrary to Democrats' promises for more transparency in redrawing of state and federal legislative maps. "This is absolutely what people don't want to see — politicians picking the people they represent," state Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, said ...