Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Wolf: “I think elementary school students have the sophistication to draw a fair map”

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said he was still considering whether or not to submit a congressional map he considers fair to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as he and the other parties to the original League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth case face a February 15 deadline to submit their preferred maps to the court as they consider what map to approve to meet their satisfaction of constitutional favorability.

 

“I haven’t decided [on whether to submit a map]. As party to the litigation, I have standing to submit a map and, if I do, I’ll submit it by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow,” he said.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday morning issued his response to the map sent to him by Republican leaders in the state General Assembly last week, telling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the map since, based on his and his expert’s review, the map is another “partisan gerrymander that does not comply with the court’s order or the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) Monday afternoon defended the court-mandated revised congressional map he, along with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf Friday night and called on the governor to response to their submission in an open and transparent way, providing a map he would support in the event he decides to not approve the new map.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

With a signature, a shuffle of papers, and a handshake, Pittsburgh’s time in Act 47 financial oversight came to an end Monday morning. 

Meanwhile, taking his own questions after the ceremony, Wolf, in his first public appearance since Republican legislative leaders sent him their court-ordered replacement congressional map, only reiterated his hope for a “fair map.” 

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced late Friday afternoon that they have agreed among themselves on a new congressional map that they later sent to Gov. Tom Wolf that evening.

 

“The Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate have agreed to a Congressional District Map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order and opinion," read a joint statement from the two Republican legislative leaders.

 

"We will be submitting our map to the governor this evening.”

Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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