Republicans and DFLers have this week to finish their suggestions for how to draw new Minnesota's new Congressional and legislative maps. They'll turn them in to a court-appointed panel that's expected to finish the redistricting process in a couple of months.
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Minnesota redistricting announcement expected Tuesday
Many observers speculate a five-judge panel will release the new legislative and congressional district maps next week. The court panel is now responsible for the maps because the GOP-controlled legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton failed to agree on the new maps. Redistricting is required every 10 years to keep nearly the same number of people in each district.
Today is deadline for Republican, Democratic parties to turn in their redistricting ideas
A special court panel will likely have to decide how to redraw the districts because Dayton and Republican legislators probably won't agree on a plan. Every 10 years the state redraws the boundaries to account for population changes in the Census.
Courts set timeline for Minnesota's redistricting battle
The five-judge redistricting panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court released an outline Thursday. All parties must have their proposed maps to the court next month. The court will then have a hearing on the plans in January.
Legal bills for Minnesota's redistricting battle: $628,000
When Minnesota's political parties were unable to agree on new political boundaries, they went to court ... and now the bills are coming due. Democrats, Republicans, and citizens who joined the lawsuit are seeking reimbursement of $628,000 in legal costs. A panel appointed by the state Supreme Court eventually handled the redistricting.
Minnesota's political redistricting keeps candidates in limbo
Forum Communications reports candidates may be raising some money now, but are ultimately waiting to see how districts shake up after the new political maps are completed in February before tossing their hat into the ring.
New district lines will shake Minnesota's political foundation
Lots of lawmakers will have their noses in maps Tuesday. That's when a court-appointed panel will release the new boundaries of Minnesota's Congressional and legislative districts. The new lines will likely produce some places where more than one incumbent winds up in the same district.
Judges carefully weigh how to redraw Minnesota's political maps
Of course, the state's major parties each have their ideas on how the judges should approach the task. Republicans say they should focus on traditional city, county and town lines. Democrats say the panel should give more weight to what they call “communities of interest” -- such as minority populations -- that can sometimes overlap traditional boundaries.
Is Minnesota's redistricting playing a role in Bachmann's campaign?
The Associated Press reports the court panel assigned with redrawing the state's political boundaries won't rule until late February -- a point where the Republican Congresswoman should know if its time to abandon her presidential campaign if her placement in the polls don't improve.
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