TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers plan to carry 14 city corridor conferences throughout the state to assemble opinions later this summer season and fall on how the Legislature ought to redraw political boundaries subsequent yr.
Six legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to have the identical variety of city corridor conferences that lawmakers held forward of the final redistricting in 2012.
The state should redraw congressional, legislative and State Board of Schooling districts each 10 years to replicate shifts within the inhabitants. The Republican-controlled Legislature plans to deal with the work subsequent yr and have new strains in place for the June 2022 candidate submitting deadline.
Lawmakers in each events anticipate Johnson County, the state’s most populous county, to select up seats within the Legislature and western and southeast Kansas to lose them. They’re additionally anticipating a contentious debate over redrawing the state’s 4 congressional districts.
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