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Districting And Apportionment Commission

Justices uphold rejection of redistricting lawsuit

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the rejection of a lawsuit claiming Montana’s Districting and Apportionment Commission improperly assigned a Democratic senator to a new central Montana district.

February 27, 2014 5:29 pmLoading…

Judge hears arguments in redistricting lawsuit

HELENA — A commission’s last-minute reassignment of two state senators to new central Montana districts was a political move to allow another state senator from Conrad to run for re-election in 2014, and should be thrown out, a lawyer for citizens in one of the districts argued Friday.

November 08, 2013 2:50 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Panel delivers map with 100 equal districts

In the end, the remarkable unanimity of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission didn’t hold. But the plan that all five members previously approved as a draft was little changed in the final map.

February 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Legislators have issues with Montana redistricting plan

Legislators have issues with Montana redistricting plan

HELENA — Montana lawmakers expect to seek changes to a plan to redraw the state's legislative map.

January 11, 2013 2:11 pm Related Loading…
Panel gets earful on drawing new Senate districts – and agreement often hard to find

Panel gets earful on drawing new Senate districts – and agreement often hard to find

HELENA – Should western Montana’s Lake County maintain its own Senate district – or should southern Lake County fall in with part of Missoula County?

November 15, 2012 9:37 pm Related Loading…

Billings CIty Council to weigh in on redistricting plan

The Billings City Council will vote on its response to a state legislative redistricting proposal when it meets Tuesday night.

November 12, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Keeping tabs on state redistricting commission

Back in August, the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission spent a full week hammering out a preliminary plan for redrawing state legislative districts to reflect the 2010 census.

October 17, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Redistricting panel stays late to hash out districts across the state

HELENA — The panel drafting Montana’s new legislative districts for the next 10 years worked late into the evening Friday on its statewide plan, hashing out district boundaries in Billings, Helena, Butte and Bozeman — and perhaps Missoula, too, which it thought it had settled earlier this week.

August 17, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

Panel chooses GOP-preferred plan for Missoula legislative districts

HELENA — On its first significant 3-2 vote, the panel drafting new legislative districts for Montana on Tuesday chose its Republican members’ preferred plan for dividing up Missoula and Missoula County.

August 14, 2012 6:27 pmLoading…

Panel ready to start carving Montana’s new legislative boundaries

HELENA — Beginning Monday in a state Capitol meeting room, the five-member panel charged with redrawing Montana’s legislative districts for the next 10 years starts deciding the actual lines. No one is predicting it will be easy.

August 12, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Panel redrawing Montana legislative districts has maps ready for review

HELENA -- The panel redrawing Montana's legislative districts for the next decade had its first look Friday at proposed maps -- including one co-sponsored by panel member and Democrat Joe Lamson, architect of the current and oft-criticized district boundaries.

February 17, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Let's keep an eye on redistricting panel

While candidates continue filing for 2012 primary elections, upstairs in the Secretary of State Office in Montana's Capitol, a meeting Friday in Room 102 will look ahead to the elections of 2014-2022.

February 15, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Yellowstone County recommends redistricting plan to state committee

Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday approved a recommendation for new legislative district boundaries that supporters say is a nonpartisan, common-sense approach.

December 13, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…
Legislative redistricting will shift seats, but the effects uncertain

Legislative redistricting will shift seats, but the effects uncertain

HELENA — As a five-member panel prepares to redraw Montana's legislative districts, it's easy to see which areas should get more seats at the political table: Bozeman, the Flathead Valley and suburban Billings and Missoula.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Redistricting panel will go with proposed statewide maps, rather than regional approach

HELENA — The panel redrawing Montana’s legislative districts decided Tuesday that it will begin by examining a statewide, overall map of all proposed districts — a significant change from how the 2000 panel designed the current districts.

July 12, 2011 7:12 pmLoading…
GOP leader urges new approach in designing Montana's legislative district boundaries

GOP leader urges new approach in designing Montana's legislative district boundaries

HELENA — A top Republican legislator on Monday urged the panel redrawing Montana’s legislative districts for 2014 to take a new approach and not work from current districts that are way off the target population.

May 16, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…

Republicans push for fairer districting

Short of calling Montana’s current political districts gerrymandered, Republicans turned out in droves Monday to appeal for fairness from the state commission charged with redrawing legislative boundaries.

April 19, 2010 10:36 pmLoading…

Legislative redistricting of state heats up

Montana’s political districts are due for redrawing, and the commission in charge will hold a public hearing Monday night in Billings.

April 18, 2010 11:30 pm Related Loading…

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