Redistricting:

Political Challenges of Oregon Redistricting Plan

Political Challenges of Oregon Redistricting Plan

CONGRESSIONAL REPORT DETAILS UNABASHED GERRYMANDERING – A report on Congressional redistricting in yesterday’s New York Times makes clear that Oregon is not alone in facing difficult political challenges in redrawing House district boundaries to reflect the 2010 census.  What is both remarkable and discouraging in the story by Jennifer Steinhauer is the extent to which the process […]

Oregon legislature defies history, approves bipartisan redistricting plan

Oregon legislature defies history, approves bipartisan redistricting plan

The Oregon legislature seems to have defied history and the odds by agreeing to a reapportionment plan for the Oregon Legislature. This is good news, but the fact that it’s a once in several decades achievement should keep Oregonians focused on finding a better way for the future. One alternative is a Citizen’s Redistricting Commission […]

Officials drawing outside the lines

05/22/11 by Peter Wong, Statesman Journal. All politics is local, as the saying goes — and the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing state legislative and federal congressional district lines after each census is as local as it gets…  Read more…

Redistricting: An open letter to Oregon’s Secretary of State

Redistricting: An open letter to Oregon’s Secretary of State

05/16/11 by Jim Huffman, Oregonlive. Dear Kate Brown: I’m sure you’re watching with interest the Legislature’s reapportionment efforts. Given the 30-30 split in the House and the near even division in the Senate, I suppose there’s a small chance legislators will settle the matter. But the recently released, and wildly different, Democratic and Republican proposals […]