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Public hearing about redistricting set for Oct. 13

The public can weigh in about the city’s redistricting plan from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. The city’s charter and city code require that the clerk redistrict City Council districts every four years in order to make sure the districts are both contiguous and equal… Continue Reading Public hearing about redistricting set for Oct. 13

City clerk releases redistricting schedule

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The Colorado Springs City Clerk has set the timeline for redistricting in the city limits, as required under the City’s Charter. The first date for redistricting discussions is Sept. 10 at the Council’s informal meeting. The Council will discuss the current map. On the morning of Sept. 24, the city clerk will publicly release the… Continue Reading City clerk releases redistricting schedule

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The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling Monday siding with Democratic-drawn congressional maps that give the party a chance to unseat Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. The court said a written opinion would come later. The ruling upholding Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt’s decision changes Coffman’s district by moving Republican-leaning portions of Douglas County… Continue Reading Colo. Supreme Court upholds Democrat Congress map

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A judge has begun hearing arguments in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over what Colorado’s new congressional maps will look like. Both parties filed suit after the Legislature failed to agree on drawing new districts to reflect the 2010 Census. The trial opened Tuesday in Denver District Court. The court will have about a… Continue Reading Judge hearing arguments on Colorado redistricting

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Colorado’s top political parties go to court this week to pitch their changes for the state’s congressional landscape — a process that could affect 2012 races in three districts now held by Republicans. Starting Tuesday, Denver’s District Court will hear arguments on the redistricting process required every 10 years to reflect updated Census statistics. The… Continue Reading Colo. court battle over congressional maps begins

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Colo. lawmakers start over on redistricting

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A 10-member committee assigned to redraw Colorado’s seven congressional districts has decided to start over with a blank map rather than try to hash out their differences over the 11 proposed maps that have been submitted. Republican Rep. David Balmer and Democratic Sen. Rollie Heath agreed late Tuesday it would be too difficult to try… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers start over on redistricting

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State lawmakers working to redraw congressional districts are headed to one of their toughest assignments for a public hearing – Jefferson County. The bipartisan panel of legislators planned to take public testimony in Golden Thursday about how Congress lines should change. Golden is in the 7th Congressional District, which must expand because it’s not growing… Continue Reading Congressional redistricting hearings move to Golden

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