Judges rule on new Kansas political boundaries
After months of debates on the legislative floor proved inconclusive, federal judges ruled Thursday night on new political boundaries for Kansas.
The panel, comprised of federal judges Mary Beck Briscoe, John Lungstrom and Kathryn Vratil drew new boundaries for congressional, state House, state Senate and State Board of Education districts just in time for the filing deadline Monday, June 11.
Maps are not finalized and still need to be adjusted, but the proposed maps and plans can be found here.
Kansas congressional districts would face a major change: Lawrence would be entirely within the 2nd district, and the 3rd would center around Kansas City.
State House districts would be shaken up, with 48 districts becoming home to two or more incumbents and 25 with none at all. The full report is here.
In the Senate, eight districts would encompass more than one incumbent and four districts would have none. That report is here.
Plans for the Board of Education are not yet posted as of 10:19 a.m. today.
Updates will follow with more information.
Compiled by Mackenzie Clark