Friday, July 29, 2011

Utah Lawmakers Not Listening to Voters on Redistricting

  • Critics say lawmakers don’t listen on redistricting (By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune) But the Alliance for a Better Utah, Fair Boundaries and RepresentMeUtah! said Wednesday that lawmakers have not responded well enough, and their maps still protect incumbents more than they keep communities of interest together. They said keeping communities whole is what most commenters in public hearings have said is their top concern.
  • Don't ignore what Utahns want in drawing new boundaries, advocates urge (By Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News) "We're concerned that the public input process has been nothing more than a dog and pony show," said Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better UTAH. "We hope we're wrong, but we don’t think we are."

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