Gov. Walker Signs Two Redistricting Bills Into Law

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at 7:19 am

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed two bills into law on Tuesday that redraw political boundaries for state legislative districts as well as Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts.

Walked signed the bills privately Tuesday, just before voters went to the polls for the recall elections. Walker said in a statement that the maps are constitutional.

One federal lawsuit is pending challenging the constitutionality of the maps. Federal courts have drawn the state’s 132 legislative districts each of the past three decades because a politically divided Legislature couldn’t agree on a map.

The maps were passed in the Republican-controlled Legislature this year in July.

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