Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Broke WI, GOP Legal Bills For Redistricting Zoom Past $1.5 Million

Fiscal conservatives [Sic] on a legal billing bender, with our money:

Under the deal filed in court Monday, the state will drop its appeal and pay $185,500 to immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera, which sued the state over the maps. The group prevailed in March before a panel of three federal judges in its arguments that newly drawn boundaries for Assembly Districts 8 and 9 on Milwaukee's south side violated the federal Voting Rights Act.

The payment will bring taxpayer costs for the maps to over $1.5 million, and that number could yet climb.

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