Archive for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

House rejects O’Neal plan to split KCK

New plan puts Lawrence in one district

March 20, 2012, 1:52 p.m. Updated March 20, 2012, 2:09 p.m.


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— 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.


KEITHMILES05 6 years, 1 month ago

O'Neal is such a disgrace to this state. Why the voters of Reno Co. elect him is baffling.

FlintHawk 6 years, 1 month ago

First good news in the last two years. Have they decided how to gerrymand Lawrence and Baldwin City?

Tracy Rogers 6 years, 1 month ago

Vote anything and everything down that he proposes. How this guy keeps getting reelected is amazing. Does anyone in Hutch have a brain?

yourworstnightmare 6 years, 1 month ago

"Hutchinson man expected to plead guilty to threatening Obama"


chootspa 6 years, 1 month ago

Not only is she an idiot, she's a liar. I know of at least one instance where she deliberately misinformed a constituent about how she planned to vote. It's possible she was just too stupid to know her position, but I doubt it. Seems she was counting on the constituent not paying attention to the final vote. Easier than explaining why she hates disabled children, I guess.

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