Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.
One of my proudest moments as governor of California was working with advocates like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters to reform the redistricting process.
INDIANAPOLIS | Campaigns and elections for seats in the General Assembly and Indiana's Congressional delegation may become more competitive under a House plan approved 77-20 Tuesday.
LAPORTE | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, is claiming his civil rights were violated by the county commissioners' decision last month to redraw lines for the four County Council districts.
The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the County Council districts.
Recent Times articles and editorials raised questions about the fairness and process of redistricting of the Porter County Council districts. Clearly, The Times failed to investigate the laws governing redistricting.
Every 10 years, local elected leaders are charged with redistricting based on the annual census so voters have an even-handed voice in their community.
VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, revealed Wednesday she has been diagnosed with lung cancer but plans to continue representing south Lake, Newton and Benton counties in the Senate as she has since 1984.
VALPARAISO | A sudden rush by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict County Council district lines is causing concern among three of the council members looking at re-election bids next year.
Every good parent knows Congress needs a time-out. That's not what the federal government needs, however.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.
CROWN POINT | City officials on Thursday adopted a redistricting map that distributes population more evenly while splitting some precincts.
VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.
GARY │The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance changing all but one of the city's council districts.
CROWN POINT | City officials plan to redraw City Council district lines to balance size and population.
HAMMOND | The boundaries of the six city council districts are not expected to change as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board is on the verge of approving new boundaries for the districts of its 17 commissioners.
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