Despite a solid victory for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and fellow Democrats in the Michigan Legislature, Republicans increased their share of county commission seats, where maps are still drawn by local politicians.
New state House maps appear to be set for the next decade after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to take up a lawsuit alleging they will create an unfair partisan advantage for Republican candidates.
Michigan redistricting commissioners had already finished drawing new political maps when they gave themselves a pay raise in February. Now, they’re reversing the raise as they consider disbanding for the decade.