2020 Census Likely to Rob Michigan of Another Congressional Seat. Rural Reps? Get Ready for More Driving.

In a nutshell: Michigan is likely to lose a seat in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives following the 2020 Census. Slow state population growth is a major factor in this. Urban areas are growing while most rural areas are losing population.  ...

Quantifying the Level of Gerrymandering in Michigan

Memo 1148 and Report 402 | June 2018 In a Nutshell The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is subject to judicial review, but has not accepted a standard that can be used to evaluate whether any state redistricting plan violates the ...

When is a constitutional amendment not an amendment? When it’s a ‘general revision.’ It’s an important distinction this election year.

In a nutshell A citizen-led constitutional amendment to change Michigan’s redistricting process is aiming to get on the November 2018 ballot. The proposal has been challenged in court on the same grounds that prevented the 2008 Reform Michigan Governmen...

Redrawing the Map: Redistricting Issues in Michigan

Date: Febraury 6, 2018 Speaker: Jordon Newton Venue: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board Topic: Redrawing the Map: Redistricting Issues in Michigan