Bill Submitted for Redistricting Consultants in Wisconsin

(Madison, WI) (AP) Redistricting consultants hired by the Wisconsin Supreme Court submitted a bill for more than $128,000 for the work they did reviewing proposed new legislative maps. The court hired a pair of redistricting consultants to review maps submitted by Republicans and Democrats after it tossed out the existing Republican-drawn maps as unconstitutional. After the consultants determined that the Republican submissions were partisan gerrymanders, the GOP-controlled Legislature passed maps drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. He signed them into law last week, seemingly ending the court fight and giving Democrats a path to possibly gaining majority control. The consultants submitted their bill to the court on Sunday.

Associated Press