Kansas governor signs legislation, board of education redistricting

gov. Laura Kelly signed Friday new district lines for the Kansas Senate, Kansas House and Kansas State Board of Education, though court review is still required.

There is potential for a legal challenge to the board of education maps, officials said earlier this week, with the new lines drawing outrage from members of the panel when they were approved last month.

The move comes as a set of GOP-authored Congressional maps are being challenged in state court.

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Kansas attorney general to seek approval for maps

The state Senate and House maps were mildly contested in the Legislature, particularly in the Senate where the map will create a fourth, Democrat-leaning district in Topeka and Lawrence.

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