Illinois House Backs Democratic Redistricting Amendment

Jack Franks Fiscal Sanity

Dave McKinney on May 3rd, 2016

Since Democrats controlled the state legislature and the governor’s office after the 2010 census, they won the once-a-decade right to draw new legislative district boundaries. The process enabled the party to build super-majorities in both the Senate and House.

“The power we presently have is only to protect incumbents,” said Representative Jack Franks, a Democrat from Chicago’s far northwest suburbs who sponsored the amendment.

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