GOP-led Wisconsin Senate OKs their own redistricting plan
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate has approved a redistricting plan similar to one passed a decade ago.
The Senate voted along party lines yesterday, 21-12, in favor of the GOP-drawn maps.
If confirmed by the assembly and governor, the maps would stay in place for the next 10 years in legislative and congressional districts.
The Assembly is set to vote on the maps Thursday.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers promised early to veto the maps.
Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state’s political boundaries.
It’s based on the latest census showing how populations have changed in neighborhoods, cities and counties since 2010.
Because the state legislature and governor disagree on the maps, it's likely this issue will be decided in the courts.