Redistricting On Agenda In Both Kansas Houses
KSCB News - February 8, 2012 8:14 am
Both chambers of the Kansas Legislature are
tackling political redistricting issues.
The House had a bill for redrawing the boundaries of members’
districts on the agenda for its Wednesday session. The measure
encountered little opposition in committee.
Lawmakers must adjust the boundaries of their districts and the
state’s four congressional districts to account for changes in
population over the past decade.
The plan for the state House eliminates a single district each
in southeast, southwest and central Kansas, adding districts in the
Kansas City area.
Senators were expected to consider multiple plans when they
debated congressional redistricting Wednesday afternoon.
Their bill expands the underpopulated 1st District of western
and central Kansas to sweep in the Manhattan area in northeast
Kansas. Local officials want to remain in an eastern Kansas