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Lawmakers aren’t the only ones who can draw districts, California shows Lawmakers aren’t the only ones who can draw districts, California shows

Lawmakers aren’t the only ones who can draw districts, California shows

A coalition of interest groups want citizens, rather than lawmakers, to decide the boundaries of their own political districts. CHANGE Illinois — the Coalition for Honest and New Government Ethics — is pushing for an “independent, transparent” process that would draw Illinois’ political maps in a way that ensures “communities are fully and fairly represented,” according to a news release. It is a reform the group has been working toward since 2012, and requires a constitutional amendment to change.
Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say

Accurate census count key to fair representation, advocates say

State Rep. Theresa Mah, a Democrat from Chicago whose district includes most of Chinatown, ties her very presence in the Legislature to an accurate count of Illinoisans in the U.S. Census.

Before 2010, Chicago’s Chinese-American community was divided into four state legislative districts, Mah said.

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 With the new fiscal year closing in, Gov. JB Pritzker takes a look at the spring 2024 legislative session, new Early Childhood Department, future of Logan Correctional Center and more. Recorded at the studios of Northwestern University’s Medill School. Hosted by Jak Tichenor and CNI Broadcast Director Jennifer Fuller.

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