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State Senate panel to take up redistricting rules

January 13, 2012


— A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to start work on redrawing the state's political boundaries.

The Reapportionment Committee planned a Friday afternoon meeting to discuss the rules it will use as it adjusts the outlines of state Senate and U.S. House districts.

The Kansas Constitution requires legislators to redraw the lines once every 10 years, following the national census. Lawmakers also will adjust the districts for State Board of Education members.

The House Redistricting Committee already has adopted rules that will allow each district's population to vary up to 5 percent from the statewide average. That's in line with what past court decisions allow.

Senators are likely to adopt a similar standard for their districts.

By tradition, neither chamber gets directly involved in drawing districts for the other's members.


Steve Jacob 6 years, 3 months ago

I would assume all of Lawrence will fall into the Jenkins district. To bad, I liked Yoder, for a Republican.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 3 months ago

"the rest of the area representing a district aren't extremist nuts" - And you're assuming that the people of Lawrence are sane, rational and middle of the road, right? Very funny.

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