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Legislative Leaders Share More Specifics On The Redistricting Process Ahead, But Questions Remain

Janet Williams and Bill Theobald, The Indiana Citizen  | Published on 5/19/2021

Photo by Emily Ketterer, TheStatehouseFile.com.
Photo by Emily Ketterer, TheStatehouseFile.com


Last month, after nearly four months in session, the Indiana General Assembly passed a new state budget and headed for the exits. 

 


Last month, after nearly four months in session, the Indiana General Assembly passed a new state budget and headed for the exits. But the lawmakers left the Statehouse with the knowledge that they will need to return in 2021 to take on another big job‚ redistricting—and with their plan for that still in question. 

For example, what criteria will be used to ensure fairness in the redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts? Will outside consultants be involved, and who will they be? And given several more months than usual due to delays in the release of census data, how will the process be conducted to provide openness and public involvement?

In a post-session interview with The Indiana Citizen, the Indiana Senate’s top Republican, Rodric Bray, shared a few specifics of...