It’s Game On for redistricting. Will Pa. become a ‘democracy desert?’ | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 16, 2021

Last week's Census data release kicked the once-a-decade remap of Pennsylvania's political topography into high gear. The stakes couldn't be higher.

Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.

BY: - July 13, 2021

Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.

McClinton calls for safeguards against prison gerrymandering in Pa. legislative maps

BY: - May 26, 2021

(*This story was updated at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday 5/26/21 to include comment from House Republicans, and to reflect that G. Reynolds Clark no longer works at the University of Pittsburgh and that Robert Byer did not donate to President Donald Trump.) Potentially upsetting decades of precedent that has aided rural, white Pennsylvanians at the […]

Pitt’s Nordenberg to lead Pa. legislative redistricting commission

BY: - May 3, 2021

Mark Nordenberg, a 72-year-old resident of Allegheny County, will chair the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, a five member group that will redraw all 253 Pennsylvania General Assembly districts this year.

We tried drawing our own Pa. congressional maps. Here’s what we came up with

BY: - April 18, 2021

With the Keystone State deep in the throes of the decennial redrawing of its legislative and congressional maps, the staff of the Capital-Star decided to try its hand at this incredibly important exercise in representative democracy.