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22 Nov 2011

IPA in collaboration with Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project releases policy report

Temple’s University’s Institute for Public Affairs in collaboration with Temple University’s Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project has just released:

“Why the Conventional Wisdom about Reapportionment Reform May Be Wrong: The Case of ‘Safe’ and ‘Competitive’ State Senate Districts in Southeastern Pennsylvania”

This policy report focuses on the constitutionally mandated legislative reapportionment undertaken every ten years following the decennial Census. It exploresthe competing factors that come into play when legislators draw newdistrict lines and considers the practical implications that would accompany maximizing the competitive vote in the region.