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Report: Taxpayers spent over $2 million on redistricting legal battle

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin taxpayers have spent over $2 million on a redistricting battle which apparently gives people a better chance of being represented by Republicans over the next decade. 

The GOP majority in both houses had control over the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts, which happens after every 10 year Census. 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the price tag recently rose by $200,000, surpassing the $2 million mark for a total of $2.1 million. 

The paper said the latest bills included a criminal defense lawyer for a State Capitol aide, after concerns were raised that the GOP did not completely follow a court order to give documents to plaintiffs who challenged the secret redistricting process. 

No criminal charges were filed in the matter. 

GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said every redistricting effort in Wisconsin attracts high legal bills due to partisan disagreements. He blames the legal bills this time on, "liberal special interest groups" that sued over the process.