Legislature to Hold Hearings on Redistricting

7/16/11 – Hearings will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday on three redistricting bills which redraw political boundaries in Wisconsin. Then, the full Legislature is expected to approve the plans. A state Senate committee gave the maps party-line approval yesterday. The committee chairman says Republicans were moving quickly because of a federal lawsuit that had been filed. Senator Jon Erpenbach says the real reason was to get the maps approved before recall elections are held that could give Democrats a majority control of the Wisconsin Senate.