Wisconsin Assembly passes local redistricting delay

Wisconsin State Capitol Building In Madison Wisconsin
Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison Wisconsin. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines in Wisconsin would be delayed a year or more under a bill backed by Republicans and local governments that the state Assembly has passed.

Under the proposal passed Wednesday, county board and local aldermanic districts would remain the same next year rather than be redrawn based on the 2020 census, as current law requires.

The Assembly passed it on a 59-38 vote. It now heads to the Senate. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has not said whether he would sign or veto the measure.