A Q&A with Kate Young on Fair Districts PA and the fight against gerrymandering

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Recently I spoke with Kate Young about Fair Districts PA https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/ and its campaign to do away with gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Several Fair Districts presentations this spring have generated great interest. West Chester Public Library didn’t have materials on gerrymandering in its collection, so Fair Districts PA donated three...

Fair DistrictsPA forum takes on Gerrymandering

Carol Kuniholm, Chair of Fair Districts PA, addressing the audience, Wednesday night at West Chester Henderson High School. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CHESTER – Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “He who can control redistricting can control Congress.” At her presentation Wednesday at Henderson High School, Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm used this quote to...

Supreme Court upholds redistricting plan

New state house, state Senate districts for many — new district, the 74th in Coatesville area By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The new State House districts for Chester County, including the new 74th District, centered around Coatesville.The new State House districts for Chester County, including the new 74th District, centered around Coatesville. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has upheld...

Revised legislative districts revealed

Big changes for Kennett, Kennett Square from first plan; New Garden gets new senate district By Mike McGann, Editor, KennettTimes.com The new proposed state house districts for the area would move a number of local towns into new districts including Kennett Township and Kennett Square. HARRISBURG — Maybe the second time is the charm. The state Legislative Redistricting Commission announced...

Pileggi plan taken out by a piano teacher

State Senate Majority Leader — and our senator — taken to task for poor lines, poor time management on redistricting By Mike McGann, Editor, KennettTimes.com Pity poor state Sen. Dominic Pileggi. It’s been a tough week for our beloved state senator, who also happens to be Senate Majority Leader. Friday, he essentially got pretty badly slapped around by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice...

Chaos! High court tosses legislative districts

Legislative leaders unsure of path forward, old districts an option for 2012 elections; candidates, parties left in limbo By Mike McGann, Editor, KennettTimes.com In a stunning move, just as local legislative candidates were beginning to collect signatures to get on the April primary ballot, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the new legislative districts by a split 4-3 vote Wednesday, kicking...