#State Senate

Maps to Redraw State’s Legislative Districts Offer Changes to NCW

Another step in Washington’s redistricting process is complete with the release of maps that redraw the state’s legislative districts. Proposals from two Democrats and two Republicans on the state Redistricting Commission mostly agree that Chelan and Douglas Counties should remain together in District 12. The group is split on Okanogan...
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Oregon Republicans upset after Senate passes Democrat redistricting plan

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Republicans in Oregon are upset after the Oregon Senate passed a plan by democrats for redistricting on Monday. Redistricting is done once a decade, and with Oregon getting a sixth congressional district, the two sides have different ideas on how the districts should look. House speaker Tina...
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Former colleagues honor Sen. Marc Basnight at the General Assembly

Current and former members of the state Senate from both sides of the political spectrum gathered Tuesday in the Legislative Building, including Governor Roy Cooper and other Council of State members that previously served in the Senate, for a special session to honor late state Senator Marc Basnight. The Manteo...
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SD State Senate signs off on impeachment, House still seeking approval

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota State Senate has confirmed that they are prepared to move forward with the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, confirming that they had obtained the necessary amount of signatures from their members to move forward. The future of the proceeding now hinges on 2/3rds...
Kokomo Perspective

Senate redistricting plan combines two Lake County Democrats, creating open seat

Northwest Indiana likely will have at least one new state senator next year if the redistricting plan proposed Tuesday by Senate Republicans is enacted into law. That's because the new map puts state Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, and state Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, together in a reconstituted 2nd Senate District containing all of Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago and Munster.
Anniston Star

Wayne Willis running a grassroots campaign for state Senate

Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis, 57, is ready to run again for Alabama Senate District 12. It’s the seat that’s not being challenged by the man he opposed in 2018, Sen. Del Marsh, who is not seeking reelection. Willis attracted a solid number of votes, 7,363, four years ago, but not enough to overcome Marsh’s 8,215.

Indiana Republicans release Senate redistricting map

INDIANAPOLIS — State Republicans released their proposed map for redistricting the state's Senate seats. Republicans said the redistricting complies with all state and federal requirements and keeps 65 Indiana counties from being split into multiple Senate districts. You can see the map by clicking here. Indiana Republicans have already submitted...
Greenfield Daily Reporter

New Senate map slightly alters Crider’s district

INDIANAPOLIS — The newly released map for the Indiana State Senate looks likely to support a continued Republican supermajority in the legislature, raising more concerns about partisan redistricting among those opposed to the state’s process. For Hancock County, the changes aren’t major, with the county remaining entirely in the Senate...
Washington Post

Trump aims to inject more extreme election conspiracy theorists into GOP

Early this year, the Republican Party had its best opportunity to date to turn the page on Trumpism. But after the outrage over a Capitol riot by Trump supporters subsided, the party — even those who had criticized President Donald Trump over it — largely dropped the matter. And in fact, they went on to fight creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the situation and even ousted a party leader, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who called out Trump’s bogus voter-fraud claims.
Arkansas Online

Kentucky schools choose to mask

Mark Dougherty, an infectious-disease physician in Lexington, Ky., sees the toll the state's most severe coronavirus wave is inflicting on communities with school back in session -- the teacher placed on a ventilator, the bus driver nearing intubation, the critically ill custodian. He feared their cases would be the "tip...
Progress Index

Tale of the tape: Boundaries for area's House, Senate districts shift in redistrict plans

Changes could be in store for how the Tri-City area will be represented in the Virginia General Assembly by this time next year. For example, Hopewell voters could find themselves sharing a House district with Petersburg again. Dinwiddie County could find itself in a whole new House district without an incumbent legislator. And two veteran Richmond lawmakers could find themselves pitted against each other in a primary if one Senate plan is adopted.
US News and World Report

Late NC Political Giant Basnight Remembered by Ex-Colleagues

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former colleagues of the late Senate leader Marc Basnight gathered Tuesday to remember his lasting contributions to North Carolina and to view a portrait of the Outer Banks Democrat that will hang in the chamber. Gov. Roy Cooper, former Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and at least...

Redistricting Commission Scales Back Original Plan For Counting Inmates

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Legislative Redistricting Commission voted on Tuesday to scale back a proposal that it adopted last August. It’s all about where prisoners live for purposes of redistricting. Where 37,000 state prisoners are counted for purposes of redrawing state House and Senate districts has become a hot political issue. Why? Because many prisoners come from urban Democratic areas, but their prisons are located in rural Republican areas. “Counting prisoners as residents of districts where they’re incarcerated artificially inflates that voting power of those electors in that district and it deflates the voting power of electors in other districts,” Pennsylvania Rep. Joanna...

Republicans Unveil Proposed Indiana Senate Redistricting Map

Indiana Senate Republicans unveiled their redistricting proposal Tuesday for the state Senate district lines. The map will help decide who represents every Hoosier for the next decade. Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), the proposal's chief architect, said the new map only splits 27 counties between districts, an improvement from 43 in...