Pam Galloway's resignation last weekend as the session ended leaves the State Senate split 50-50, so the Republicans must share power and decision-making when following today's Federal court finding that Hispanic voters on Milwaukee's south side had their voting rights ignored by the earlier, GOP-led secretive redistricting planning and outcome.
Leads me to believe the Senate leadership thought they had the redistricting ruling in the bag.
As I observed a week ago:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
No decision yet on the redistricting lawsuit now before a three-judge panel in Milwaukee federal court.
But wouldn't that be a fitting karmic outcome and unintended consequence enabled by the sudden resignation of State Senator Pam Galloway, (R-Wausau) to her party's smarty-pants' secret legislating and scheming: a do-over, but with both parties in the Senate having an equal say in what would be a very different redistricting process.