Topeka A Senate committee on Wednesday recommended approval of a congressional redistricting map that puts all of Douglas County in the 2nd congressional district.
Currently, Douglas County is divided between the 2nd and 3rd districts.
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The proposal also puts Manhattan in the 2nd District, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka.
Committee Chairman Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, said the measure, which now goes to the full Senate, resolves several issues.
Both the House and Senate had earlier approved a congressional redistricting plan and killed the other chamber's proposal.
Earlier versions that gained traction in the House would have split Democratic strongholds, such as Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Lawrence.
Under the Senate committee plan, Topeka would remain in the 2nd, and Kansas City, Kan. would remain in the 3rd.