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Redistricting Maps Pass Senate and House


The Senate and House have passed identical plans for the redistricting of Kansas and an ensuing court battle could follow.


The House passed the plan with a 79-37 and it will now go to Governor Laura Kelly where she will decide to sign off on the bill or veto it.


Representative Rich Proehl says that they went over several different maps in the meeting and he felt that most of the maps did not give the representation southeast Kansas needed.


Rep. Proehl described what the final map that was sent to Gov. Kelly's desk would look like.


Democratic lawmakers say that the map is partisan gerrymandering and they will most likely challenge it which will lead to a court battle. Republican lawmakers say that the plan has to be as close to the same number of residents as possible and this plan fits it.

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