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LWVNE on Redistricting
Redistricting committee displays partisan divide as it adopts rules guiding process, Lincoln Journal Star, May 19, 2021
Legislature’s redistricting committee establishes ground rules, Hastings Tribune, May 11, 2021.
Loup board faces redistricting following 2020 census, Columbus Telegram, May 1, 2021.
Supervisors approve gWorks for redistricting. Columbus Telegram, April 28, 2021.
Nebraska is one of 16 states to back Alabama’s challenge to Census privacy tool, Lincoln Journal Star, April 13, 2021.
Preston Love Jr.: King’s dream is not achieved as Nebraska carries out assaults on democracy, Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 25, 2021.
Population drop in western Nebraska means rural legislative seats could disappear, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Kearney Hub, Feb. 9, 2021.
Nebraska lawmakers consider bill to curb gerrymandering, Public News Service, Feb. 18, 2021.
‘Not for party, but for people’: Groups ask senators to remove partisanship from redistricting, Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 17, 2021.
Redistricting process could see Madison County considered for shift to 3rd District, Norfolk Daily News, Feb. 8, 2021.
Platte County to consider going digital with redistricting, The Columbus Telegram, Feb. 4, 2021.
The gerrymander battles loom, as G.O.P. looks to press its advantage, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2021
Redistricting delays freeze 2022 House races, Politico, Jan. 28, 2021.
Two senators break COVID quarantines — one to make an important vote, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 28, 2021. (Alternate link to article though the Norfolk Daily News)
Nebraska Census expert gives examples of how congressional, legislative districts could shift, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 24, 2021.
Often heated redistricting process expected to add state senators in Nebraska’s metro areas, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 24, 2021.
Redistricting, biennial budget priority business, McCook Gazette, Jan. 22, 2021.
Nebraskans agree redistricting should be data driven and nonpartisan, WJAG – News Talk, 780am/105.9FM, Jan. 20, 2021.
New poll finds Nebraskans want nonpartisan redistricting, ACLU Press Release, Jan. 19, 2021.
Census halts efforts on order, Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 14, 2021.
Hall County redistricting will take place this year, The Grand Island Independent. Jan. 5, 2021.
Big issues expected for scaled-back Nebraska session, Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2021.
Editorial, 1/1: Redistricting must become a nonpartisan effort for state, Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 1, 2021.
Redistricting drama returns to Legislature in 2021, Lincoln Journal Star, Dec. 30, 2020.
Justices put off ruling on Trump plan for unauthorized immigrants and Census, Adam Liptak, New York Times, Dec. 18, 2020
New Census data likely to see Unicameral districts adjusted in redistricting, David Drozd, UNO Center for Public Affairs Research, KNEB, Dec. 14, 2020
Supreme Court skeptical of Trump’s plan to not count unauthorized immigrants in redistricting, Adam Liptak, New York Times, Nov. 30, 2020.
Census officials say they can’t meet Trump’s deadline for population count, Michael Wines & Emily Bazelon, New York Times, Nov. 19, 2020.
Nebraska experts analyze the state’s political divide: ‘Polarization is a threat to democracy’, Becca Costello, NET News, Nov. 5, 2020.
Midwest state races ignite national party redistricting battles, Alex Ebert, Bloomberg Government, Oct. 20, 2020.
Midlands Voices: Nebraska must pursue responsible redistricting policies for 2021, Senator John McCollister, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 7, 2020.
Brewer: Get redistricting process right, Senator Tom Brewer, North Platte Telegraph, Sept. 17, 2020.
Local View: Be counted; make vote count, Gavin Geis, Lincoln Journal Star, Sept. 15, 2020.
Don Walton: Census figures will show more urban, more diverse state, Don Walton, Lincoln Journal Star, Aug. 24, 2020.
The politics we don’t see matter as much as those we do, Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times, Aug. 12, 2020.
With focus on redistricting, Democrats place new emphasis on statehouses, Steve Harrison, NET News, Aug. 7, 2020.
Redistricting reform sidetracked by COVID-19, but effort continues, Don Walton, Lincoln Journal Star, July 10, 2020.
Redistricting reform ballot proposal appears to be shelved in Nebraska, Don Walton, Lincoln Journal Star, June 17, 2020.
To figure out who’s a citizen, Trump administration is using these records, Hansi Lo Wang, NPR, May 20, 2020.
How changes to the 2020 Census timeline will impact redistricting, Yurij Rudensky, Michael Li & Annie Lo, Brennan Center for Justice, May 4, 2020.
Expert warns of ‘real festival of partisan gerrymandering’ in 2021, Miles Parks, NPR, April 19, 2020.
Editorial: Nebraska can’t squander new momentum on redistricting fix, Editorial Board, Lincoln Journal Star, May 12, 2020.
Redistricting reform bill headed for full debate, Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star, March 6, 2020.
Editorial: Legislature should explore options for a constructive redistricting process, Editors, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 22, 2020.
Nebraska Legislature looks to tackle familiar issues in 2020 session, JoAnne Young, Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 5, 2020.