Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A decent GOP proposal

Now I can support a plan like this. I hope one day we can have national election reform. Instant run-off voting and the elimination of gerrymandering could eliminate voter apathy and change government as we know it.

I imagine some Republicans will not like this plan either as redistricting disrupts the status quo and threatens incumbents.

I see House Minority Leader Bauer is still clinging to the "good ol' boy" winner take all census year election. That is so foolish. Perhaps he is upset because he did not think of it first and he was upstaged by Bosma again. One thing for sure is that this non-partisan solution will need bi-partisan support.

GOP plan: New body should draw maps

Some legislators cool to proposal giving bipartisan commission redistricting authority

The drawing of legislative districts would be taken away from lawmakers and handed to a bipartisan commission in a bid for more competitive races, under a proposal unveiled Monday by House Republicans


House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, said he thinks the election held each census year should decide which party draws the maps



Blogger Jason266 said...

Very true. It's not very often that you see bi-partisanship in the Indiana Statehouse, but what seems to be a very good proposal for Hoosiers I hope will be heard. I saw that Sen. Garton didn't have very kind words for it.

Speaking of hope and Hoosier politics, the Gov's State of the State is tonight, and he's suppose to include something about consolidating local government. What are the odds of Mitch specifically supporting Bart's IndyWorks program? I'm not betting on it, but it would be nice to see.

January 11, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Cool, another hoosier blogger. Thanks for coming by.

I heard that on the radio this morning. I cannot see how he cannot support IndyWorks if he pushes the consolidation of local government, but I haven't really heard Daniels' plan.

January 11, 2006  
Blogger Jezebella said...

Daniels is in support of blanket approval for all cities who wish to consolidate. That would include Marion County.

Bauer is driving the Democrats into the ground. He slimed his way into his leadership position and has single-handedly lost his party's majority and defeated a number of good policy changes solely on the basis of partisanship. Indiana Democrats will go nowhere with Bauer in charge.

Bosma is a slimeball too, but at least he studies the legislation instead of simply dissenting on everything not introduced by his people. Of course, every time he gets fired up his face turns purple.

Whew...good to get that off my chest.

January 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I would agree. Bosma is a slimeball, but he is fairly effective. Bauer needs to step aside.

January 13, 2006  

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