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Bills Would Reform Redistricting Process

MADISON, WI–Who should draw up Wisconsin’s Assembly and State Senate maps?

After at least one court challenge to the current maps had to be dropped, and a ruling by the Supreme Court in a separate case that they can’t interfere with the process; two bills have been introduced in Madison that attempts to address the subject.

Under the proposal a non or bi-partisan committee would draw legislative districts similar to what’s happens in Iowa and other states. State Senator Bob Wirch, a co-sponsor of the State Senate bill, told WLIP’s Wake Up Kenosha that the apportionment process should be fair.

 

 

Wirch says the idea has been popular.

 

 

Governor Tony Evers added a similar measure to his budget proposal but that was removed by the Republican legislature opening the way for the separate bills.

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