Three more Republican lawmakers have jumped on the growing Fair Maps bandwagon by expressing their support for the good government bill that calls for ending gerrymandering in Wisconsin. There are now six Republicans openly support the legislation.

AB 303 would assign the redistricting process to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau, instead of allowing the political party in power the ability to create districts that favor that party and its members.

In an editorial that ran on the Jan. 15 website, taking redistricting out of the hands of the politicians could save Wisconsin taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees because the nonpartisan process, modeled after what is called the Iowa model, would significantly reduce and perhaps eliminate the costly legal battles that now almost a given after partisan redistricting.

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