Tag Archives: redistricting

Political Notes — Hunter Hill says he’ll run for governor

State Sen. Hunter Hill will enter the Republican primary for governor next year, joining a crowded field of candidates . . .

Tags: David Belle Isle , Hunter Hill , Nathan Deal , redistricting , Tim Echols

Democrats urge independent redistricting panel

Democratic lawmakers contend that the drawing of election districts that are more competitive for both parties would restore a sense of fairness to Georgia elections . . .

Tags: elena parent , independent commission , Pat Gardner , redistricting

Political Notes – Supreme Court upholds one person, one vote

An attempt to have election districts based on registered voters rather than total population is shot down by the Supreme Court . . .

Tags: Emmet Bondurant , Lambda Legal , one person one vote , redistricting , religious liberty bill , U.S. Supreme Court

Lawmakers urge a revision of the redistricting process

Democrats want to revise the process of drawing election boundaries by moving the function to an independent commission, but the odds against it are long . . .

Tags: elena parent , gerrymandering , independent commission , Mary Margaret Oliver , Pat Gardner , redistricting

Political Notes: Charlotte likes what the AJC says about it

Charlotte is more than happy to take the leadership from Atlanta as the region’s up-and-coming city . . .

Tags: ajc , Charlotte , education reform commission , elena parent , gay marriage , Judicial Nominating Commission , Nathan Deal , redistricting

Barrow proves again he’s a survivor

John Barrow confounds the efforts of Georgia Republicans by continuing to win elections in the 12th Congressional District . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: 12th Congressional District , John Barrow , redistricting

Hail and farewell

Several legislators make the voluntary decision to get out of public life for a while and leave the General Assembly . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: General Assembly , Mark Hatfield , redistricting , Roger Williams , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Georgia sends redistricting maps to Washington

Georgia submits its legislative and congressional redistricting plans for Voting Rights Act pre-clearance . . .

Tags: Georgia , Nathan Deal , redistricting , Sam Olens , Voting Rights Act pre-clearance

Deal signs Henry County redistricting bills

The governor has signed into law redistricting plans for Henry County that sparked angry floor debate in the Georgia Senate during the special legislative session . . .

Tags: Emanuel Jones , Henry County school board , Mitch Seabaugh , Nathan Deal , redistricting , Steve Davis

Redistricting is a time to settle scores

A look at how the backs were stabbed and the scores were settled in the special legislative session on redistricting . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Bobby Franklin , Jason Spencer , Mark Hatfield , Mitch Seabaugh , Pedro Marin , redistricting , tax break for developers , Tom Murphy , Vincent Fort