April 16, 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

A map that may be considered in the federal court case to determine Kansas Senate redistricting. The Gardner News was unable to determine where this map originated. Calls to the Secretary of State's Office were not returned.

 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 County by joining Spring Hill and Gardner together in District 6, …

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 …