THU PM Update: GOP ready to appeal decision voiding legal contracts for redistricting

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-- A Dane County judge today voided two contracts GOP legislative leaders signed that put taxpayers on the hook for more than $1 million in legal fees, ruling lawmakers don't have the authority to retain private counsel for a redistricting suit that hasn't been filed yet.
Judge Stephen Ehlke also enjoined Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, from authorizing further payments on the deals and ordered the plaintiffs shall recover costs and fees.
Vos said the decision will...

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