Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

In an effort to end what many in the political world consider the unfair practice of gerrymandering in state and congressional legislative districts, Pittsburgh City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to support two state bills that aim to reform the process by which legislative districts are redrawn.

The Will of Council presented by a number of city councilmembers calls the decennial drawing of districts a “detriment of our representative democracy,” and argued that the state, and the city of Pittsburgh, “deserve a fair, fully transparent, impartial and depoliticized process.”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
VIDEO: Sen. Boscola's new bill would establish an independent citizens' commission for redistricting

VIDEO: Sen. Boscola's new bill would establish an independent citizens' commission for redistricting

The PLS Reporter joined Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) to discuss her Senate Bill 22, a bill that would reform the way that legislative districts are re-drawn.

Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Ralliers seek to “slay the gerrymander” by creating a citizens commission for redistricting

Ralliers seek to “slay the gerrymander” by creating a citizens commission for redistricting

Fair Districts PA—a self-proclaimed non-partisan coalition of citizens and advocacy organizations seeking the end of gerrymandered legislative districts—held a rally on the Capitol steps Tuesday in support of two pieces of legislation that would create a citizens commission to draw state and federal legislative districts in the next redistricting process following the 2020 census.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Redistricting transparency proposal rebooted

Redistricting transparency proposal rebooted

A proposal that aims to bring more transparency to the redistricting process has been recently reintroduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland).

 

The proposal, which is currently in its cosponsorship memo form, was introduced last session by Rep. Delozier as House Bill 1898 and seeks to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to change how state and Congressional districts are drawn.

Monday, April 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Redistricting reform hopefuls push overhaul plan

Redistricting reform hopefuls push overhaul plan

A diverse and bipartisan group of legislators and advocates hoping to reform the redistricting process in Pennsylvania took to the Capitol Tuesday to urge other lawmakers to move along their plan, which would overhaul the process by which the Commonwealth’s congressional and state legislative districts are drawn.

 

There are companion bills in each chamber that would provide for the reform plan, House Bill 1835 sponsored by Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) is the House vehicle and Senate Bill 484 sponsored by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) is the Senate vehicle. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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