Majority-Democrat Commission Voted to Give Themselves 7% Pay Increase

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Freedom Fund condemned the Redistricting Commission today for voting to increase their own pay by 7 percent while facing a massive budget deficit and multiple lawsuits challenging the legality of their maps.

“The fact that the Redistricting Commission unilaterally rewarded themselves with a taxpayer-funded pay increase while their proposed maps are facing multiple legal challenges is simply appalling,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. “This latest scandal is a slap in the face to working families who are struggling with rising prices. It’s clear that this dysfunctional, majority-Democrat commission isn’t done wasting Michigan taxpayer’s time and money.”

Earlier this year, the Redistricting Commission rejected a proposal to cut their pay, despite facing a $1.2 million budget deficit. The Commission has repeatedly come under fire for holding secret meetings, hiding memos from the public, and missing deadlines. Their general counsel resigned amid multiple lawsuits challenging the maps the commission produced, the chair was accused of bullying, and a Republican commissioner sued the commission last week after they missed a FOIA deadline.

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