- Greensboro council changes approved by NC legislators Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly approved a reconfigured City Council for Greensboro on Thursday in the latest effort by GOP lawmakers in charge of the legislature to alter or rein in powers of local governments.
- Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes Updated: Jun-30-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.
- Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting Updated: Jun-30-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
- Ohio lawmakers won't adjust redistricting ballot issue Updated: Jun-30-15 9:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's Senate president says a fall ballot issue proposing changes to Ohio's system for drawing legislative districts won't be revisited to include congressional lines as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- US Supreme Court upholds Arizona congressional maps Updated: Jun-29-15 4:01 pm
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to throw out Arizona's voter-approved system for redrawing congressional district lines - a major loss for Republicans in the Arizona Legislature that keeps the current maps in place for seven more years.
- Court upholds redistricting in Montana, 12 other states Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld independent redistricting commissions in Montana and 12 other states, though members of the Montana panel say their work would not have changed regardless of how the court ruled because the state has just one congressional district.
- Democratic Sen. McGuire says she'll explore 1st District run Updated: Jun-29-15 3:19 pm
PHOENIX - Democratic state Sen. Barbara McGuire says she's launching a committee to explore a run for the 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
- Indiana panel to consider redistricting system options Updated: Jun-29-15 2:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers will review whether the state should establish an independent commission for drawing congressional districts that's similar to an Arizona system upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions Updated: Jun-29-15 11:51 am
The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. While that task typically is done by state legislatures, 13 states use commissions as part of their congressional redistricting process. The amount of legislative involvement with those commissions varies by state.
- Lawsuit filed over Maryland congressional redistricting Updated: Jun-24-15 5:32 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A government watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Maryland's congressional district map.
- Senate opponents locked in residency dispute Updated: Jun-23-15 4:09 pm
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi - A residency fight in Senate District 10 appears headed to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
- Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District Updated: Jun-23-15 4:09 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation says he'll run for re-election to the state's 3rd District congressional seat in the Louisville area.
- Nebraska state senator says he won't seek congressional seat Updated: Jun-22-15 6:23 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska state lawmaker who was considering a run for Congress says he plans to seek re-election instead.
- Vogt announces campaign for 6th Congressional District Updated: Jun-10-15 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican state lawmaker and Marine veteran has announced he will run against Rep. John Delaney in Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
- Group files lawsuit against Natchez over voting districts Updated: Jun-10-15 8:20 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A new federal lawsuit is challenging the current lines for Natchez as being drawn to dilute black voting strength.
- Federal judges again strike down Virginia redistricting plan Updated: Jun-05-15 5:09 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal court on Friday concluded for the second time that Virginia's congressional boundaries are unconstitutional because state lawmakers packed black voters into one district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents.
- The latest on primaries: Former Menendez aide wins primary Updated: Jun-02-15 9:43 pm
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- Judges will only consider race in legislative district fight Updated: Jun-02-15 3:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Judges say they will only look at accusations of racial gerrymandering as they review Alabama's legislative districts for a second time.