Thursday, November 1, 2012

GOP Redistricting Fiasco Costs Another $257,000

That's the amount of money the state (you/us) agreed to pay attorneys who sued to get a federal judge make boundaries defining two heavily-Latino districts in Milwaukee legal and constitutional that Republicans redrew with heavy secrecy:

The costs broke the $1.5 million mark, as I noted in June:

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.

1 comment:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Huh. Wouldn't it be interesting if that 1.5 million were spent on something productive?

And they are hell-bent on saving a fraction of that by destroying public unions.