Kansas House Casts Early Vote to Keep WyCo in Ks-3

(map for Kansas Congressional Districts approved on voice vote Tuesday)
KC Star:
The Kansas House tentatively approved a redistricting plan that keeps Wyandotte County in the 3rd Congressional District.
The House approved the plan on a voice vote, but a second vote for approval will be required.
The plan is very different from one proposed by House Speaker Mike O’Neal who proposed putting Wyandotte County in the First Congressional District, which extended from the Missouri border to the Colorado state line.
O’Neal’s plan took population from Wyandotte County to make up for losses in western Kansas to ensure that each of the state’s four members of Congress represent an equal number of people.
Unified Government Mayor Joe Reardon was in the capitol today meeting and greeting lawmakers. He applauded the House’s decision.
“It just makes really good, solid sense to have Wyandotte County and Johnson County together as a community of interest,” Reardon said.
“I suppose anything could change,” he said. “But I am a big believer in this process that common sense can and will prevail.”
Read more here: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/wyco-moving-back-3rd-district/#storylink=cpy

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