(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Time is running out in this 90-day session for Kansas legislative leaders to approve a state-wide redistricting plan.
The plan would draw new maps for the House, Senate and four U.S. House districts.
A map passed by the Senate was killed by the House. Now a house panel is looking to draw the map for the Senate, breaking the tradition that each chamber handles its own district boundaries.
There is also a federal lawsuit slowing progress further. A Johnson County woman is asking for a judge to approve maps that are favored by GOP conservatives.
Legislative districts are redrawn every 10-years to reflect population changes.