Redistricting

February 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top Democratic state lawmakers say they want to work with Gov. Tom Wolf in presenting a consensus Democratic plan of congressional districts to Supreme Court justices who are poised to impose new boundaries. Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Frank Dermody said Monday that they hope to...
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February 11, 2018 - 11:46 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to throw out the state's congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering has ignited a scramble to redraw district boundaries as dozens of candidates watch and wait. Boundaries drawn by Republicans after the 2010 census to favor...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, that they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month, but Wolf issued a statement earlier that day raising doubts about whether the Republican leaders' proposed map would suffice. Dermody, the House Democratic leader, said his members had no role in producing the plan. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 10, 2018 - 7:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign. A spokesman for state House Democrats said their analysis of the GOP...
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February 09, 2018 - 7:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislative leaders producing new proposed congressional district map (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A map of Pennsylvania congressional districts drawn up by Republican legislative leaders is in the hands of the Democratic governor, who'll determine if...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, front from left to right, Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, state House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, state Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and state Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, lead a news conference after Republican leaders engineered passage of state budget, liquor privatization and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month. The top-ranking House and Senate leaders say their map "complies fully" with directions from the state Supreme Court. They're providing it to the Democratic governor, who has until Thursday to say if he supports it. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
February 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday they reached internal agreement on a proposed new map of the state's 18 congressional districts to replace the one thrown out last month. House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Thursday they would not be able to meet a court-ordered deadline to hold a vote on a replacement map for the state's congressional districts, but that they still hoped to develop a plan in the coming days. Aides to the...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday rejected some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted the request of Republican lawmakers who contend the House and Senate maps they voted...
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U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia pauses as he speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Philadelphia. Brady will not seek another term in Congress, giving up the seat he's held for two decades, his office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 31, 2018 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia, a plainspoken former carpenter who has served as the city's Democratic Party boss for 30 years, announced Wednesday he will not seek another term in Congress, insisting he's retiring to spend more time with his family and not because of a...
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January 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop an order by the state's highest court in a gerrymandering case brought by Democrats that threw out the boundaries of its 18 congressional districts and ordered them redrawn within three...
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January 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is backing the state Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday on Pittsburgh's KDKA-AM radio the court ruled correctly that the Republican-drawn map is unfair...
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