Districting & Apportionment Commission and 2020 Census.
August 6, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas (R-Stevensville)
As the Districting and Apportionment Commission begins their work, I am encouraged by the leadership of the Commission’s presiding officer – Sheila Stearns. After speaking with her early on, I believe the Montana Supreme Court did a fine job in selecting her for this important role. The Commission’s work is more critical than ever. They will be tasked with drawing constitutional districts that are compact, contiguous, and as equal as practicable. In this spirit, Senate Republicans voted to support a citizenship question on the next...