The chair of the committee in charge of drawing the legislative maps said it will be “challenging” to finish them in under 30 days.
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The governor and top lawmakers are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to complete the congressional map, or the state courts will take over.
Wolf’s veto tally grew extensively during the pandemic and will likely expand during his final 13 months in office, as Republicans continue to largely bypass his agenda.
State Republicans have increasingly relied on constitutional amendments to pursue policy initiatives Gov. Tom Wolf would otherwise reject and most Democrats don’t support.
If Wolf and the legislature do not agree on a final plan by Jan. 30, Commonwealth Court said it will take over the process as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
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Democrats and nonpartisan good-government groups decried the proposed constitutional amendment as an attempted power grab that does nothing to remove lawmaker influence from the process.
Anticipating that the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers won’t be able to agree on a map, concerned citizens and redistricting advocates are lobbying the state Supreme Court to intervene.
The commission’s nonpartisan chair also defended the redistricting process against accusations of partisan bias.