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Topeka — The Kansas House on Tuesday supported a congressional redistricting plan that rejects a proposal to split Wyandotte County. The House also endorsed a new plan putting all of Lawrence in the 2nd District.
The House advanced a plan that keeps Wyandotte County in the 3rd U.S. House district along with Johnson County. The proposal also adds the northeast section of Miami County to the 3rd. A final vote on the measure is scheduled for today.
House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, had pushed for a plan that would have placed most of Kansas City, Kan., in Wyandotte County into the vast 1st, which covers all of western Kansas.
Democrats and some Republicans said it was inappropriate to place one of the most urban centers of the state with a predominantly rural congressional district.
The proposal advanced by the House would put Lawrence wholly in the 2nd. Currently, Lawrence is divided between the 2nd and 3rd districts.