THU PM Update: Federal panel rejects GOP lawmakers’ request for reimbursement of legal fees in redistricting case

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-- A federal three-judge panel today rejected a request from GOP lawmakers to reimburse some of the tab they charged to taxpayers for outside counsel to defend the Assembly map Republicans drew in 2011.
The decision leaves taxpayers on the hook for all of the nearly $1.7 million private attorneys have racked up since 2017 in defending the maps after GOP leaders approved hiring them rather than solely relying on the former attorney general to handle the case.
The Dems' case fell apart after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this sum...

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