Redrawing statehouse districts: Will Democrats benefit?


Even with a supermajority in the Legislature, Republicans could find themselves in a bit of a squeeze when they go to draw legislative districts next year.

With 80 rural counties losing population over the last decade, the Republican majority in the Legislature will likely be faced with the prospect of losing districts that have proven to be reliably conservative over the years.

In return, they will be faced with adding new districts in areas of the state — namely Johnson County . . .


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