The Assembly on Thursday passed a redistricting plan that Republicans said would bring Wisconsin closer to a nonpartisan mapmaking model, but Democrats opposed the measure due to its expedited passage and because it didn’t include elements that liberals say would prevent GOP lawmakers from gaming the system.

The Assembly also passed a Republican package that GOP lawmakers say would alleviate child care worker shortages and costs for parents.

AB 388 would create a revolving loan program for child care centers. The program would allow the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to provide up to $30,000 in interest-free loans for in-home providers and up to $100,000 for other providers.

[Adapted from: Wisconsin Assembly passes redistricting bill, child care plans as Senate overrides Tony Evers’ vetoes. Sept. 15, 2023, Wisconsin State Journal]