CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Lawmakers Approve Oakland County District Bill

View Comments
istockphoto

istockphoto

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LANSING (AP) - A bill that would reduce the number of Oakland County commissioners and give power to Republicans to redraw district boundaries in the southeast Michigan county has passed the GOP-led state Legislature.

Final legislative approval came Wednesday with a 20-17 vote in the Republican-led Senate. The measure advances to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, and Democrats are asking him to veto the bill.

Democrats say the bill is a blatant, partisan power grab by Republicans upset that they had lost some power over the redistricting process in the populous suburban Detroit county.

The bill would limit the number of Oakland County commissioners to 21. There now are 25.

Boundary lines for seats could be redrawn by the Republican-led commission rather than a bipartisan panel of other county officials.

© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,883 other followers