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Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named

Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named
August 4, 2021

Monday was the deadline for announcing the seven members of Utah’s independent redistricting commission. Utah Governor Spencer Cox started with the appointment of Rex Facer as chairman of the commission. In 2018, Utah voters passed Proposition 4 – which created a seven member commission to recommend redistricting plans to the state Legislature that will redivide…

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Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years

Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years
February 26, 2021

SALT LAKE CiTY — The parsing of Utah’s House and Senate districts is set to occur again this year after a 10-year break but with a key difference from the process a decade ago. An Independent Redistricting Commission has been tabbed to take part in the process for the first time and craft proposed changes…

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Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission
February 18, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – In 2018, organizations like Better Boundaries pushed to get Proposition 4 on the ballot to allow the public a greater say in who represents them in government. The proposition passed and asked for the establishment of the Independent Redistricting Commission, which was named on Monday. Noah Rosenberg, the Executive…

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Utah has its independent commission to help redraw voting boundaries for the coming decade

Utah has its independent commission to help redraw voting boundaries for the coming decade
February 18, 2021

Gov. Spencer Cox named Brigham Young University professor Rex Facer as chair of Utah’s independent redistricting commission Monday, while legislative leaders named former Rep. Rob Bishop and two former state lawmakers to the panel. Facer is an associate professor of public management in the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, where he teaches in…

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Utah’s redistricting committee is now formed. Here’s the biggest hurdle it will face

Utah’s redistricting committee is now formed. Here’s the biggest hurdle it will face
February 11, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Over two years after Utah voters narrowly passed a proposition to create an independent commission for the purpose of creating redistricting lines in the state, the members of that committee were finally revealed this week. The seven-person committee will be chaired by Rex Facer, an associate professor of public management in…

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The perfect cure for pandemic boredom: Drawing Utah’s congressional districts

The perfect cure for pandemic boredom: Drawing Utah’s congressional districts
April 8, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Have you run out of table space for your pandemic-therapy jigsaw puzzles? Are Rubik’s Cubes just too easy? Already a whiz on every aspect of the $2 trillion congressional stimulus package? Do you find the theory of relativity boringly simplistic? Are you secretly glad for social distancing because you no longer…

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Utah lawmakers, Better Boundaries explain how they’ve compromised on the anti-gerrymandering law

Utah lawmakers, Better Boundaries explain how they’ve compromised on the anti-gerrymandering law
February 28, 2020

By: Bethany RodgersPublished February 27th, 2020 Updated:February 28th, 2020 Utah’s independent redistricting commission will have to adopt their own anti-gerrymandering standards before drawing maps for congressional, legislative and other voting districts under a compromise unveiled Thursday. Better Boundaries, a group fighting to preserve Proposition 4, and state lawmakers announced the deal during an amicable news…

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Overwhelming number of Utahns want lawmakers to leave Prop. 4 alone

Overwhelming number of Utahns want lawmakers to leave Prop. 4 alone
August 28, 2019

26 August 2019 More than sixty percent of Utah voters want Prop 4 to be implemented exactly as it was written and passed in the 2018 General Election, according to a recent poll published by Utah Policy Daily and conducted by Y2 Analytics. The poll “finds that 63 percent of Utah voters don’t want Herbert…

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Record editorial: U.S. Supreme Court ruling casts uncertainty on redistricting reform in Utah

Record editorial: U.S. Supreme Court ruling casts uncertainty on redistricting reform in Utah
August 14, 2019

Opinion – June 30th, 2019 The judicial branch delivered a blow to democracy Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have no authority to determine the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. It was a confounding development for people all over the country who believe elections should be fair and that, as the saying…

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