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Business as usual in Fitzwalkerstan: Republicans draw remap lines in secret

Why are we not surprised to read this? 

Legislative leaders have redrawn maps for the Assembly and Senate and could be ready to vote on them in the coming weeks, but they are closely guarding their plans for their districts and many lawmakers have yet to see them.

 

Having the maps completed means lawmakers have the option of approving them before recall elections are held this summer that could shift control of the Senate from Republicans to Democrats. Senate leaders declined Thursday to say whether they would do that.

 

But Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) said he is now sharing maps with Republicans in his house and deciding whether to pass the redistricting plan in July.

 

"We've got them all," he said of the maps. "We're meeting with members now, showing them maps."  

Because that has gotten to be business as usual in FitzWalkerstan -- one-party rule, making decisions in secret, meeting behind closed doors, breaking the law if need be, and refusing even to go through the motions of consulting with the minority party.

First it was Paul Ryan and his secret Congressional remap, now the Fitz boys.

The worm will turn one day, and when it does let' s  hope the Democrats remember these days.

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June 23, 2011 - 10:04pm

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