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Redistricting has Kansas lawmakers planning to return May 23


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The possibility that the Kansas Supreme Court will overturn new political redistricting laws has prompted the Republican-controlled Legislature to plan on reconvening May 23. Lawmakers wrapped up almost all of their other business for the year early Friday and adjourned for almost a month. In a typical year, they’d come back only for a single day set aside for an annual adjournment ceremony. But the state’s highest court is reviewing new congressional and legislative districts, and it’s expected to rule on whether they comply with the Kansas Constitution by May 23. Reconvening gives lawmakers a chance to enact new maps just ahead of the June 1 candidate filing deadline.

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