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Who Holds the Crayons: A Symposium on Illinois Redistricting

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (CDT)

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Join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and the Joyce Foundation in Springfield as they bring national experts to town to look at how other states do redistricting, citizens commissions and whether those ideas would work for Illinois. 

 8:00 a.m.

Registration opens; continental breakfast available

 

8:30 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS

David Yepsen, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

 

8:40 a.m.

SIMON INSTITUTE POLL DATA - HOW ILLINOIS VOTERS FEEL

Dr. Charles Leonard, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

 

9:00 a.m.

NATIONAL OVERVIEW OF REDISTRICTING - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Morgan Cullen, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

9:50 a.m.

Break

 

10:00 a.m.

PANEL 1: CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA

Moderator: Dr. John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Panelists: Maria Blanco, California Citizens Redistricting Commission and Colleen Mathis, Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

 

11:05 a.m.

PANEL 2: ILLINOIS AND IOWA

Moderator: Dr. Linda Baker, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Panelists: Brad McMillan, Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University, Craig Curtis, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bradley University, and Don Racheter, Public Interest Institute, Iowa

 

12:05 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

12:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Peter Wattson, former Secretary of the Senate of Minnesota

 

1:15 p.m.

Break


1:20 p.m.

PANEL 2 - FLORIDA AND NEW JERSEY

Moderator: Chris Mooney, University of Illinois - Springfield

Panelists: Seth McKee, University of South Florida, Nicholas Stephanopolous,University of Chicago

 

2:25 p.m.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: DISCUSSION

David Ellis, former Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, and David Yepsen , Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

 

2:55 p.m.

CONCLUDING REMARKS

David Yepsen, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

 

 

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Inn at 835
835 S 2nd St
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (CDT)


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