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Redistricting

Iowa's redistricting model deserves bipartisan support

May 9, 2016

Not so long ago, Wisconsin was heralded as a national model for clean, accountable and open government. Other states sought to emulate Wisconsin’s system of government. We cannot say this today. Perhaps the most notable reason is the unwillingness of our legislators to pass or even discuss nonpartisan redistricting of Wisconsin’s congressional and state legislative districts.

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Indiana should let citizens play key role in redistricting

May 6, 2016

The Special Interim Committee should be called upon and encouraged to draft a strong reform proposal which should include a citizen-led redistricting commission that will draw districts according to a set of statutory guidelines. Reform of the redistricting process before the next round of maps are drawn in 2021 is critical to the future of the electoral process.

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