Wisconsin Republicans Try To Intervene In Redistricting CaseThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature wants to intervene in a second federal lawsuit brought by advocacy groups that seeks to have a court set a timeline and be prepared to draw new legislative maps.
Lawmakers Pore Over Census 2020 Data With Redistricting Maps In The BalanceA delay in redistricting data means the legislature here will have to work quickly, but it's important to note that the courts intervened in redistricting here for the last several decades. There are already lawsuits filed in anticipation that lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol can't agree on new maps.
Voters File Suit To Have Courts Take Over Redistricting ProcessA group of Minnesota Democratic voters filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to have the courts take over the state's redistricting process, predicting that the divided Legislature will be unable to agree on new political maps.
Wisconsin Conservatives Back Away From Rumors Of RedistrictingRick Esenberg was quoted in a story by the liberal online publication Wisconsin Examiner as saying he had heard about a plan by Republicans to pass a joint resolution on redistricting, rather than a bill.
Court Took Partisan Edge Off Minnesota MapmakingRedistricting power grabs seen nationally and in many states haven't happened in Minnesota, but it's not for lack of trying. Divided government has kept the state's two largest parties from having enough muscle to push through new electoral maps that could give them an advantage.
Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
Panel Cuts Legal Fee Bills For Minn. RedistrictingA Minnesota court panel has slashed the legal bills for those who sued over this year's political redistricting.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Ritchie Opposes Legal Fee Awards For Redistricting Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is opposing attorney fee awards for those who sued over political redistricting.
$628K Sought For MN Redistricting Costs The Minnesota court panel that settled the latest round of political redistricting is now being asked to cover more than $628,000 in legal bills for the Democrats, Republicans and citizens who joined the lawsuit.
Bachmann Says She'll Seek Old Minn. Seat Fresh off the national stage of a failed presidential bid, Republican Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, even though her home is being thrown into a district currently represented by a Democrat.
Judges Want Wis. Lawmakers To Reassess Voting MapsFederal judges on Tuesday postponed a trial over the state's latest election maps, telling lawyers for both sides to spend the day determining whether lawmakers would consider drawing new maps.
Bachmann Plans Run, Demands Medicare OversightMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced on Monday she will be introducing federal legislation that calls for greater oversight of how Medicaid dollars are being spent.
Talking Points: Announcing Redistricting One of the biggest news stories this week will be the announcement on Tuesday of the new boundaries for Congressional districts and all state legislative seats.
Talking Points: Bachmann, Not A Shoe-In For 6th DistrictEarlier this week Michele Bachmann announced she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. And while she has become a national figure, her re-election bid faces a difficult hurdle.