UPDATED: Redistricting hearings start Aug. 9

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The Kansas state capitol building is located in downtown Topeka on land donated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. Construction began in 1866 and was officially completed 37 years later in 1903 at a total cost of just over 3.2 million dollars. The building is over 300 feet tall and is 17 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

(Updated to relefect release of corrected addresses for the meetings in Wichita, Lawrence, Hutchinson and Hays)

The public hearings for the approaching battle over redistricting were announced early Friday evening.

They will be held by the House and Senate committees on redistricting.

The hearings will come at about the same time that the Census Bureau is set to release in-depth demographic statistics that will be used to redraw legislative voting districts.

The data is scheduled for SSJ

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