The commissions responsible for drawing the preliminary lines for the state’s eight congressional, 65 state House and 35 state Senate districts are scheduled to hear feedback in Commerce City on Tuesday, Brighton on Wednesday and Colorado Springs on Saturday.
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Colorado's legislative redistricting commissioners voted Friday to reallocate prisoners for the next decade's state House and Senate districts, meaning they'll be counted at their home residence and not where they were jailed during the census.
Clark Morrell, an Arvada resident, like many others at the redistricting commission public hearing held in Arvada July 13, argued that Arvada …
As commissioners prepare for a meeting in the Denver metro area, they authorized their attorney to draft a pleading they hope to file Tuesday with the Colorado Supreme Court that will ask whether the final maps can come later than the deadlines put into the state constitution with the passage of amendments Y and Z.
Ernest Luning: "Unlike last week’s release of a draft congressional district map by Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Commission, this week’s unveiling of preliminary maps outlining state House and Senate districts provoked more questions than bold diagnoses and heated declarations."
The House and Senate maps released Tuesday show at least 13 House districts and at least seven Senate districts where incumbents are drawn together.
Colorado's congressional redistricting commission debuted the "starting point" congressional district map, with eight districts instead of seven and that will be altered and adjusted over the coming months, before settling on a final version of the map this fall.
Amendments Y and Z on congressional and state legislature redistricting propose to take the politics out of redrawing district boundaries based on the 2020 census.
Hasta la vista, gerrymandering. Arnold Schwarzenegger threw his support behind Colorado ballot amendments Y and Z Friday, noting that all of Colorado’s living governors are backing the measures to change how the state draws political boundaries.