Senate President Wagle Wants To Tackle Remap

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Incoming Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle says she's interested in redrawing legislative districts next year even though federal judges redrew boundaries earlier this year.

Wagle told The Associated Press Thursday that she first wants to consult with attorneys to see whether a quick round of political redistricting is possible under the Kansas Constitution and past court decisions.

But she said if it is possible, in her words, "Nothing should be out of the realm of fixing."

Wagle is a Wichita Republican and was among the conservative GOP legislators frustrated with this year's legislative stalemate over redrawing political boundaries to ensure equal representation. Lawmakers failed to approve any maps, forcing three federal judges to draw the new lines.

GOP conservatives gained control of the Senate in this year's elections.

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