redistricting http://nhpr.org en NH Supreme Court Upholds House Redistricting Plan http://nhpr.org/post/nh-supreme-court-upholds-house-redistricting-plan <p><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691936+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.7443279014492&amp;lng=-71.43413917578128&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">New Districts with&nbsp;Floterials&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.013098579061094&amp;lng=-71.62951050000004&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap"> |&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691458+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.99762832950773&amp;lng=-71.77202076562503&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">New Districts&nbsp;without Floterials</a> |&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.24375710074767&amp;lng=-71.9680267353516&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">Previous Districts</a></p><p><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.24375710074767&amp;lng=-71.9680267353516&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap"><iframe frameborder="0" height="500" name="redistrictingmap" scrolling="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691936+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.7443279014492&amp;lng=-71.43413917578128&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" width="500"></iframe></a></p><p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:40:47 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7163 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Redistricting http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-hears-arguments-redistricting <p>The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning on a challenge to a plan to redraw the districts for the State&rsquo;s House of Representatives.</p><p>The five petitioners representing towns across the Granite State argue that the House plan is too rigid in its interpretation of the US constitution&rsquo;s one-man-one-vote clause. A lawyer for the petitioners, Martin Honigberg, says that a looser interpretation is not only legal, but required by an amendment to the New Hampshire constitution.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:49:49 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6307 at http://nhpr.org Education Funding Amendment Fails http://nhpr.org/post/education-funding-amendment-fails-0 <p>This year&rsquo;s effort to pass a school funding constitutional amendment failed where such efforts tend to fail &ndash; the New Hampshire house.&nbsp; Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:38:23 +0000 josh rogers 4993 at http://nhpr.org Education Funding Amendment Fails North Country's Gallus To Retire From Senate http://nhpr.org/post/north-countrys-gallus-retire-senate <p>Sen. John Gallus, who has represented the North Country in the Senate for about a decade, is retiring.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been in the legislature going on 13 years and it is time to call it quits and go fishing,&rdquo; he told NHPR.</p><p>After serving in the House, Gallus, a Republican from Berlin, was elected to the Senate in November 2002 to represent&nbsp; District &nbsp;One.</p><p>The core of district is the North Country but it runs south to the Waterville Valley.</p><p>He said changes to the district were not a factor.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:39:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 3684 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Sues Over House Districts http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-sues-over-house-districts <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The City of Manchester has filed suit Monday over <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/redistricting-0">the plan that redraws house districts</a>. The lawsuit has been brewing for months.</p><p>In a statement, Manchester Mayor Republican Ted Gatsas called the redistricting plan unacceptable.&nbsp;The suit claims the new map would deprive city residents of two to three state representatives.&nbsp;Earlier this year the house passed a plan that combines two Manchester wards with the town of Litchfield.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:22:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3423 at http://nhpr.org Congressional Redistricting Moves Forward http://nhpr.org/post/congressional-redistricting-moves-forward <p>New Hampshire&nbsp;lawmakers have reached agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan.&nbsp;With two incumbent Republicans in Congress, both wanted to keep their districts as GOP-leaning as possible.</p><p>Under the <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0202.html">final plan</a>, six towns will switch districts. Sanborton, Tilton and Campton move east from District 2 to District 1; while Deerfield, Northwood and Center Harbor will shift west to District 2.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:49:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 3067 at http://nhpr.org Districts Still Unsettled As New York Primary Nears http://nhpr.org/post/districts-still-unsettled-new-york-primary-nears By now, most states around the country have redrawn their political boundaries based on the 2010 census — and then there's New York.<p>For voters in the Forest Hills section of Queens, it has been rough. A year ago, they were represented by Democrat Anthony Weiner, who tweeted his way to infamy. Now, they're represented by Republican Bob Turner, who won a special election after Weiner resigned.<p>Right now, nobody even knows what district they're in.<p>New York state has been steadily losing congressional seats for 60 years. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2292 at http://nhpr.org Districts Still Unsettled As New York Primary Nears The Ruckus over Redistricting http://nhpr.org/post/ruckus-over-redistricting <p>We'll look at the current debates over drawing the state's new political districts.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1009 at http://nhpr.org The Ruckus over Redistricting