November 18, 2021

Governor Vetoes Republican Redistricting Maps

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Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed Republican proposals to revamp Wisconsin’s legislative and congressional boundaries, all but ensuring the courts will draw the maps for the 2022 elections.

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The move was widely expected after Governor Evers had called on Republican lawmakers to start over after they released plans that would help lock in their majorities in the state Legislature.

The move on the Republican maps came after 17 Assembly Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting redistricting proposals from the People’s Maps Commission.

In a video statement, Evers called the GOP maps “gerrymandering 2.0.”

Bills We’re Watching

Appointment of State Superintendent (SJR 78). This Senate Joint Resolution would take away the right of voters to elect the State Superintendent and other statewide positions, instead creating a system where the governor would nominate an individual who would then be subject to approval by the Senate.

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Healthy School Meals For All Act (LRB-4805). This would make permanent the program to provide students  breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to their families regardless of economic background.