Thursday, May 17, 2012
A new plan for redrawing Kansas congressional districts has emerged in the Kansas House.
The House Redistricting Committee approved a proposal Thursday to adjust the lines of the four congressional districts to reflect changes in the state's population over the past decade. The latest plan creates slightly more Republican districts for three of the four members of the state's all-GOP delegation in the U.S. House.
The map splits Lawrence between the 2nd District of eastern Kansas and the 1st District of western and central Kansas. The city is now split between the 2nd and the 3rd District, which is centered on the Kansas City metro area.
The committee's 9-7 vote sends the measure to the House for debate, which is expected Friday.