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County board leader wants voters to weigh in on redistricting method

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La Crosse County is getting on the redistricting bandwagon. 

The county board has scheduled an advisory referendum for April, to indicate local support for a change in how Wisconsin draws legislative and Congressional districts. 

Monica Kruse, the 1st vice-chair of the La Crosse County Board, says the record for passing ballot questions about redistricting is extremely good.    

The practice of letting the majority party in the Wisconsin legislature draw maps after each census is under fire, with accusations that those maps have helped Republicans keep control of the Assembly and Senate throughout this decade.          

Another census happens in April of next year around the U.S., and the results will be used to draw voting districts for Congress and state legislatures. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. WILLIAM FEEHAN

    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    What about a change to the way the county board draws districts? They Gerrymandered the current maps. Most of these seats go unopposed, we should reduce the number of supervisors just as was done in the last redistricting.

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