(WICHITA, Kan.) — Summer vacation will have to wait for state lawmakers. The 2012 session was supposed to end Friday, but legislators are heading back to Topeka for a showdown on redrawing legislative boundaries.
Changes in the maps can help or hamper the re-election prospects of every legislator. They're required to do it every ten years as the state's population shifts.
The House approved new districts in February, but the Senate, which is controlled by the more moderate Republicans, has rejected the plan claiming it favors conservatives.
If lawmakers can't agree on new legislative maps the State Supreme Court will have to do it. That would be a first.