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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

 4:57 PM 

Walker signs redistricting bills

Gov. Scott Walker today signed the redistricting bills passed last month by the Legislature, one to set new legislative boundaries and a second to set congressional boundaries.

In a short statement announcing the signing, Walker press secretary Cullen Werwie said, “The maps passed by the legislature meet the objective criteria laid out by the courts including communities of interest, fair minority representation, and compact, contiguous districts.”

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca criticized Walker for "hiding his approval" of the redistricting plan passed last month by the GOP-controlled Legislature. Today was the deadline for Walker to sign the bills after they were messaged to him last week.

Barca said Walker's decision to sign the bills on the same day as six Senate recall elections was an attempt to hide the "extremely partisan action" from the public.

“In a recent national television appearance, Gov. Walker pledged to move forward in a bipartisan manner," Barca said. "But today’s blatant, partisan power grab by Gov. Walker is proof that he has absolutely zero interest in uniting Wisconsin and that his bipartisan pledge was strictly rhetoric."

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