WISC EDITORIAL AGENDA 2014 - CHANGING WHO CHOOSES
WHO/ TWO-WAY REFORM
Last week the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board,
with which our editorial board and six to eight others
around the state have jointly called for legislative
hearings on redistricting reform, correctly called
attention to another politically-skewed and undemocratic
redistricting issue - the Dane County Board.
While we have made every effort to remind voters that
the current re-districting mess is the result of both
parties choosing political power
over good, fair government,
Republicans in the legislature have gotten the brunt
of the criticism because they're in power now and
only they can schedule hearings on reform and they
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos last week said it's because
How's that for civic responsibility and integrity?
Anyway Democrats in Dane County have also ignored
calls for non-partisan map drawing and rigged the
process so there as few competitive races and as much
protection for incumbents in Dane County as there
are in the state legislature.
And it's just as wrong and just as deserving of criticism
and demands for reform and we're happy to supply some