October 31, 2014

USD 231 to begin redistricting process

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School officials will create a committee to draw new boundary lines for USD 231 in anticipation of a new elementary school and middle school coming online soon.
The new lines not affect students at Edgerton or Madison …

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House.

A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for …

UPDATED: Sen. Olson to consider asking to join redistricting lawsuit

 Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, is considering hiring an attorney and asking the court if he can join the battle over redrawing state Senate, House and Congressional lines.
Olson represents Gardner, Edgerton, and a portion of Spring Hill …

Candidate filing deadline delayed to June 11

An impasse in the Kansas Legislature means a later filing deadline for those seeking elective state offices or national offices.

The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office announced the 10-day delay via Twitter on May 10.

Initially slated for June 1, …

BOCC opposes ‘tax shift’ legislation, redistricting maps

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners authorized Chairman Ed Eilert to write a letter to the Kansas Legislature opposing proposed legislation that would shift a tax burden from some commercial properties to residential property taxpayers.
Specifically the commission is opposed …

County to consider redistricting commission

Proposed county redistricting map courtesy of Board of Johnson County Commissioners

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com

Johnson County Commissioners have green-lighted a tentative redistricting map that they are expected to formally vote on in June.
The new map would impact southwestern Johnson …

Committee forwards Congressional redistricting map to House

A House redistricting committee narrowly passed a Congressional redistricting map that lumps parts of Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties with the vast First Congressional District, which includes all of western Kansas.
House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, cast the tie-breaking vote to …