House lawmakers Tuesday unanimously approved legislation establishing a study committee to examine redistricting reform.
Under the proposed legislation, changes to Indiana's redistricting system likely wouldn't come until 2017.
Leaders of “good government” groups say Indiana can’t wait any longer to explore changing the way it redraws its legislative maps every 10 years.
Professor Marjorie Hershey says redistricting problems are largely connected with issues of diversity, and an independent commission wouldn't solve the problem.
The bill would create an independent commission in an attempt to make redistricting less partisan.
Representative Milo Smith plans to introduce a bill establishing an independent commission tasked with redrawing district lines for each census.
The Brown County School Corporation has sent questionnaires out to parents to gather input on a way to tackle the district's general fund deficit.
If two Republican county councilors drawn into the same district decided to run for reelection, they would face each another in 2014.
The new Republican supermajority in the Indiana House of Representatives highlights the powerful effect redistricting can have on election outcomes.
The redistricting resolution excludes the 3,200 inmates in Terre Haute's federal prison.