State GOP Legislative Leaders Release Proposed New Legislative Maps

Earlier this month, Republican legislative leaders in the State Legislature unveiled their proposal to redraw new state legislative and congressional districts for the 2022 fall election. Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau publishes updated information reflecting changes in the population since the previous census, which is used by states to redraw local, legislative, and congressional districts so that each district has approximately the same number of people.

According to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau, the proposed GOP maps largely retain district boundaries as they are now, with some adjustments based on population changes. The new maps will likely pass the Legislature on a party-line vote next month, but Gov. Tony Evers (D) has vowed to veto the bills.