TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Committees in the Kansas House and Senate are facing critical votes on legislation redrawing the state’s political boundaries.
The House Redistricting Committee scheduled a debate and a vote Wednesday on a bill adjusting the outlines of the state’s four U.S. House districts.
The Senate approved a bipartisan plan last month, but Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and many GOP legislators don’t like it. It would leave Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, the senior member of the state’s all-Republican delegation in the U.S. House, with a slightly more Democratic district.
The Senate Reapportionment Committee’s agenda Wednesday called for votes on separate bills redrawing state House and Senate districts.
Kansas legislators are redrawing their own districts and the four congressional districts to account for changes in population over the past decade.