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Independent Redistricting Commission getting ready to craft maps for next decade

By Greg Hahne, Steve Goldstein, Dillon Rosenblatt
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 11:17am
Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 11:44am
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The members of the Independent Redistricting Commission are getting ready to recraft proposed congressional districts. Notably, the district maps keep more of Tucson together and separates non-Hispanic areas of Yuma from the rest of the city. 

This will likely give Hispanics more power in elections. 

Erika Neuberg is chair of the redistricting panel. 

"You know, our demographics are shifting. Some populations are increasing. Some are decreasing. I think that's our job to recognize the shifts," Neuberg said. 

The commission will meet again Dec. 9 to begin voting on congressional maps and address more of the legislative lines with the expectation to finish it all by Dec. 22. The maps will govern the congressional and legislative districts until 2030. 

The Show spoke with KJZZ's Dillon Rosenblatt to take us through what happened at the meeting and what comes next.

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