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State Rep Wants Redistricting To Be Transparent

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows the the Senate chamber at the State Capitol, in Springfield Ill. t was a big year in the Illinois statehouse with lawmakers ending an historic budget impasse and approving an income tax hike, overhauling how public schools get funding and allowing automatic voter registration. Now, a fresh set of 215 laws takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. The laws cover numerous topics, including the expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions, celebrating Barack Obama's presidency, allowing tax credits for private school scholarships, criminal justice reforms and a circus-related ban. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

State Representative Ryan Spain wants the redistricting process that is likely to result from the 2020 Census results to be transparent to voters. Spain is a supporter of the Fair Maps Amendment that wouldn’t allow lawmakers to draw their own districts. The amendment would put the power of redistricting in the hands of a 17 member panel appointed by the two most senior members of the Illinois Supreme Court.

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