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Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requested $4.6 million for Michigian's redistricting commission, but Republicans in the Legislature are only providing $3.4 million.

More partisan fighting over Michigan's new redistricting commission

Michigan's Republican-led Legislature is moving to give the state's new independent redistricting commission only three-quarters of the budget proposed by the Democratic governor.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had asked for $4.6 million to cover the start-up costs of the commission. But the legislators writing the state's spending plan for next year decided Thursday to allocate only $3.4 million and to put the panel's budget under control of the Legislature instead of the secretary of state, currently Democrat Jocelyn Benson.

It's the latest partisan battle over the new commission. It was created through a 2018 ballot initiative orchestrated by the grassroots group Voters Not Politicians in the hope of bleeding partisanship out of political mapmaking in Michigan — a presidential battleground and home to some of the most successful efforts at GOP partisan gerrymandering for this decade.

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It’s time YOU draw the line! - Alpena

Organizer: Voters Not Politicians

Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that created a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process to draw our next election district maps. Join Voters Not Politicians to learn more about how this amendment ended partisan gerrymandering and how you can participate by applying to serve on Michigan's first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission! It's time YOU draw the line! The library neither endorses nor necessarily agrees with the views expressed by any group using the meeting rooms, but does endorse the right of those groups to express their views as long as they abide by the policies and rules governing the use of the Library.

Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N 1st Ave, Alpena, MI 49707

It’s time YOU draw the line! - Holt

Organizer: Voters Not Politicians

Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that created a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process to draw our next election district maps. Join Voters Not Politicians to learn more about how this amendment ended partisan gerrymandering and how you can participate by applying to serve on Michigan's first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission! It's time YOU draw the line!

Location: Holt Community Center, 4410 Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842

It’s time YOU draw the line! - Norton Shores

Organizer: Voters Not Politicians

Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that created a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process to draw our next election district maps. Join Voters Not Politicians to learn more about how this amendment ended partisan gerrymandering and how you can participate by applying to serve on Michigan's first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission! It's time YOU draw the line!

Location: Norton Shores Branch Library of MADL, 705 Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441

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