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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Monday.  I'm not sure if you are aware of this free update on California redistricting that I have been putting out.  The following is a sample of today's newsletter.  If you'd like to receive it regularly at this e-mail address, visit this link.


Our View: Same games, new players in state's redistricting
Appeal-Democrat
Californians were led to believe in 2008 and 2010 that passage of Propositions 11 and 20 would end redistricting politicization by creating a 14-member commission to redraw district boundaries. Unfortunately, Californians apparently have traded one ...

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The push for a united SCV
Signal
During two separate hearings before the California Citizens Redistricting Commission last weekend, more than two dozen local leaders and residents called for the 14 commissioners to keep the Santa Clarita Valley in one Assembly district. ...

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ELIAS: Dems should let GOP have an early primary
North County Times
Not even the confusion and legal wrangling likely to follow the August release of California's the new redistricting plan should change that. All of which makes the Democrats' move toward taking California Republicans out of any position of influence ...

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Map simplifies current Shasta County supervisorial districts
Record-Searchlight
About 5600 Shasta County residents would be voting in new supervisorial districts under a proposed redistricting plan released Friday. Moving all of the city of Shasta Lake into District 4, represented by Supervisor Linda Hartman. ...

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Daily Kos

DK Elections: The week that was
Daily Kos
It was a not-so-subtle threat to the GOP not to monkey around with his district, which faced the real possibility of getting carved into irrelevance by the decennial redistricting process. This time around, it is Rep. Dennis Kucinich whose district ...

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Proposal merges Marin with East Bay congressional district
Marin Independent-Journal
Adams wonders whether county politicians should affiliate with another region at all, noting redistricting is supposed to be a nonpartisan process. at Columbia remained unclear, but they used Caliper Corp. software to remap all 435 congressional ...

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On 100th anniversary of right to vote, League of Women Voters to convene in ...
Ventura County Star
In addition, the league, after a laborious process of study and attainment of consensus among its members, advocates for various political reforms and policy objectives, notably, in California, the creation of an independent redistricting commission ...


Wisconsin Republicans rush agenda before recalls
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The Legislature also may try to quickly pass a redistricting plan, a politically charged process that would reshape congressional and legislative districts with new 2010 census data. If the Legislature votes again on Walker's plan stripping public ...

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RIC LLEWELLYN: Shared interests need more vigorous support
Bakersfield Californian
It was the month the California Citizens Redistricting Commission took testimony in Bakersfield. And of course, April was tax month. These three events came together in an unusual way for me. I got a renewed appreciation for Kern County and an ...


Wisconsin Republicans rush agenda before recalls
San Francisco Chronicle
The Legislature also may try to quickly pass a redistricting plan, a politically charged process that would reshape congressional and legislative districts with new 2010 census data. If the Legislature votes again on Walker's plan stripping public ...

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