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Money & Politics: Redistricting issue isn't going away
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Few legislative causes have drawn as much interest and as little traction as redistricting - the drawing of new voter boundaries after each 10-year census. The Republicans who control the state Legislature have rebuffed pressure to hold hearings on bills, AB 185 and SB 163, to shift responsibility for this task from politicians to the Legislative Reference Bureau, a nonpartisan state service agency. And so, two of the bill's main backers, Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, and Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, on Feb. 10 held a "public meeting" in a packed room at the state Capitol.