Alarming details have come to light in recent days about the events surrounding the new district maps in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was the first to uncover memos containing the details of the secret pledges taken by Republican Lawmakers. The unusual practice of signing such a pledge has come under scrutiny. At issue is why lawmakers were required to sign these secrecy agreements and at the same time, ignore public sentiment on the matter.
Lawmakers were also told what they hear in public may not be the same as they hear behind closed doors. This adds another twist to this story which may help us understand why a non-disclosure agreement was introduced and why lawmakers were told they would hear two different versions of the explanation in regard to the maps.
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