October 17, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Texas House was poised to approve a congressional election plan late Saturday that would lock in an overwhelming Republican edge for a decade — despite a slipping share of the population and the fact that Texas’ two new seats stem from growth in the Hispanic population. The gerrymandered map allocates 24 of […]
October 10, 2021
Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green — both . . .
October 9, 2021
Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The Texas Senate approved a map Friday that would largely protect incumbents in Congress while reducing the number of districts in which Black and Hispanic residents make up the majority of . . .
September 30, 2021
2021 has been a great year for bitcoin mining in America as new talent — and equipment — flood the market, but some states are definitely more appealing destinations than others. The latest data from the Global Energy Institute shows the average price of electricity is lowest in states including Texas and Washington, which certainly […]
September 23, 2021
Chicago aldermen were told Wednesday they have until Dec. 1 to approve a ward map that divides the city’s 2.7 million residents into 50 wards, each with a population of 54,923. Delivering that message was attorney Mike Kasper, who served for decades as the election law expert for deposed Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. He’s […]
August 15, 2021
After months of preparation, public input and a long wait for updated U.S. Census data, Michigan’s independent redistricting commission will now begin the process it was created to do — draw political district maps for the state’s Congressional, state House and state Senate districts. The U.S. Census Bureau released the population data required to draw […]