Post Tagged with: "redistricting"

State Legislature Leaves a Whole County Out of Voting District Law

by / on January 18, 2012

A funny thing happened when the General Assembly passed new voting districts for the state last week. Lawmakers lost a whole county.

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New Voter Districts Fly through Legislature

by / on January 10, 2012

On the same day the 2012 legislative session convened, committees in the General Assembly approved new voter district lines. They now go the full state House and Senate. But some lawmaker want more time to look the plans over.

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Cooper Proposes Restoring South Nashville to Congressional District

by / on January 4, 2012

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper wants his district to go back to the way it once was and include all of Davidson County.

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House Redistricting Plan Maintains Minority Districts, Recognizes Hispanics

by / on January 4, 2012

Tennessee’s House of Representatives would have the same number of minority voting districts under a proposal released Wednesday, even if it results in fewer minority lawmakers.

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Redistricting Plan Pits a Dozen Incumbents, Creates Six New Districts

by / on January 4, 2012

A dozen incumbent members of the state House – mostly Democrats – would have to run against each other in the redistricting plan released by Republicans Wednesday. One contest pits two Representatives in Davidson County.

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Public to Get First Peek at State House District Maps

by / on December 27, 2011

Tennessee’s closed-door redistricting process will become a little more public next week. House Republicans will reveal their maps in an open meeting.

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Citizens Slow to Submit Redistricting Plans as Deadline Nears

by / on October 26, 2011

For the first time this year, any Tennessean with a computer can take a crack at redrawing voting lines for seats in Congress and the General Assembly. The once-every-decade redistricting process is underway, led by Republicans in the legislature. Despite the opportunity for input, citizens have remained silent.

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Black Caucus Prepares Challenge to Still Unseen Statewide Redistricting Plan

Black Caucus Prepares Challenge to Still Unseen Statewide Redistricting Plan

by / on October 25, 2011

African American state lawmakers are preparing a legal challenge to redistricting plans they’ve yet to see in full. The Tennessee Black Caucus is feeling shut out of the process, which is being led by Republicans.

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Census Puts Counties on Notice

by / on December 22, 2010

Now that Tennessee’s new census numbers are out, counties will soon begin preparing for changes within their borders.

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