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WISC Editorial Agenda 2014 - Changing Who Chooses Who - A Hearing!

Published On: Feb 06 2014 05:31:08 PM CST
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In stark contrast to their legislative colleagues who have stonewalled the citizens of this state and ignored demands to reform Wisconsin’s legislative redistricting process, Senators Tim Cullen of Janesville and Dale Shultz of Richland Center have not only called for reform, they’ve drawn examples of the maps that reform would produce. The results are dramatic. Or not depending on how you look at it.


What these non-partisan maps show is a better, fairer, more responsible way of redrawing districts every ten years would help both parties, which is just what you would expect. Using something like the non-partisan Iowa redistricting model Republicans would have done better in 2010, the year Republicans swept to power nationally, and Democrats would have done better in the “Democratic wave” year of 2012. It’s that simple.


And yet Republican leaders continue to refuse to even schedule a public hearing on reform. So, Cullen and Schultz have scheduled their own. There’ll be a public meeting at the State Capitol on Monday at 10 a-m. Experts like Common Cause Chair Bill Kraus, UW Professor Ken Mayer, and Iowa map-drawing agency legal counsel Ed Cook will testify. It’ll be interesting to see how much longer legislators can resist logic, facts and integrity.

 

 

 

 

 

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