A study committee voted Monday to recommend that the General Assembly create a bipartisan commission to draw Indiana’s legislative district maps.
The Coalition for Redistricting Reform, a private group of reform advocates, brought the committee a detailed plan for creating a nine-member commission.
Indiana and the city of South Bend are wading into a redistricting case set for oral arguments at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday.
There seems to be fundamental disagreement between committee members on whether Indiana’s system needs to be changed.
The state prepares to award millions for Regional Cities initiatives; a crowd will gather at the Statehouse today to call for redistricting reform.
The decision could have a major impact on Indiana as lawmakers prepare to examine ways to take some of the politics out of electoral redistricting.
Lawmakers this summer will begin a two-year study committee to examine the possibility of redistricting reform.
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.