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Mark Schauer has served in the state House, Senate and Congress. Now he’s trying to help Democrats have more of a say in how the boundaries for those offices are drawn in Michigan and other states. 


Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says Democrats and their allies are likely to seek a ballot proposal in 2016 to create an independent commission to draw boundaries for Congressional and state Legislative districts. 

In e-mail, last year's Democratic nominee for governor says he will work to put party in charge of redistricting

District lines leave few competitive races in November's general election

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Executive Director Rich Robinson says Michigan's system of drawing legislative boundaries doesn't serve voters.