The Arizona Republic has posted an Associated Press write up on the situation and I will write more about it. In the meantime, you may read the letters for yourselves.
Also today, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge wrote the most comprehensive explanation of the UNfair Trust I've seen anywhere. The article is NOT behind a paywall.
Read the letters:
A side note, related to the hysteria being generated by rabid tea partiers, AZ Fact Check debunked (AGAIN) the claim that the AIRC has $10 million to spend. This time, it had been asserted by Proud Terri, a proud tea partier who apparently never lets the truth or facts get in the way of what her handlers want her to say.
This claim has been made, on the record, on several occasions before the AIRC. Only $3.5 million has been appropriated.
Local lobbying firm VeridusAZ tweeted this morning "Special session likely as early as tomorrow. Topic is redistricting commission."
The legislature's committee on interfering with Independent Redistricting is scheduled to reconvene this afternoon at 1:30pm. The agenda says they will discuss the recommendations they will ask the legislature to approve.
Sen. Steve Pierce had a letter in the Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff) claiming
In our four days of hearings, we have heard from dozens of citizens who are frustrated with the process and the maps. For numerous reasons, they feel the IRC let them down. We are listening, and we will make recommendations to the IRC. We're doing our job. Anything the Daily Sun reads into this is simply paranoia.
The AZ IRC Chairwoman must be removed for cause. She is blatantly linked to the Democrat party & is anything but independent.-----
I just received Freeman's letter.
Exhibits attached to Freeman's letter: