TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Senate redistricting committee is meeting to discuss how it will draw new boundaries for the chamber’s 40 districts.
The committee is scheduled to meet at least briefly on Wednesday to develop the rules and policies it will use in the redistricting process.
A separate House committee, chaired by Speaker Mike O’Neal, is looking at redrawing that chamber’s 125 districts.
Lawmakers are adjusting the boundaries of the state’s legislative, Board of Education and U.S. House districts to reflect population changes as reported by the 2010 census. The new maps must be approved by both chambers and the courts in time for the candidate filing deadline in June and the primary elections in August.