September 22, 2021

House GOP Adds Senate Map Into Redistricting Bill Over Democrats' Objections

Article origination IPBS-RJC
Indiana's redistricting process is likely to wrap up at the Statehouse in early October.  - Brandon Smith/IPB News

Indiana's redistricting process is likely to wrap up at the Statehouse in early October.

Brandon Smith/IPB News

Indiana House Republicans inserted the proposed Senate district map into the redistricting bill Wednesday, over the objections of Democrats.

Senate Republicans unveiled their proposed map barely 24 hours earlier, on Tuesday.

Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) said adding the map into the bill at this stage ignores the public’s repeated calls for transparency in the redistricting process.

“We did not have an opportunity to see the maps in committee, to debate the maps in committee," Pryor said. "And now we’re being asked to vote for these Senate maps.”

READ MORE: Senate GOP Leaders Say Redistricting Map Could Change After Public Input

The public has yet to have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed Senate redistricting map. A Senate hearing on the bill is scheduled for next week.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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