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Kansas Lawmakers Heard Plenty On Redistricting Tour

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Abigail Censky
On August 12, the Kansas legislative joint listening tour on redistricting stopped in Overland Park to hear comments from an overflow audience.

From hospitals to brain drain to quality of life, Kansas lawmakers got an earful at 14 town halls held over five days.

Republicans called the tour “unprecedented transparency” in the redistricting process, but Democrats criticized it for not having enough advance notice and for many sessions being held before the 2020 census was released.

How the state's districts are drawn could drastically change the congressional 3rd District currently represented by Congresswoman Sharice Davids, but it could also send more Democrats to the Kansas statehouse.

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