redistricting http://kcur.org en Last-Minute Filing Scramble In Kansas Draws To A Close http://kcur.org/post/last-minute-filing-scramble-kansas-draws-close <p>The Kansas Secretary of State officially brought a chaotic filing period to an end today at noon.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:25:26 +0000 Laura Ziegler 19194 at http://kcur.org Last-Minute Filing Scramble In Kansas Draws To A Close Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-june-11-2012 <p>Political candidates rush to get their names on the primary ballot in Kansas, and construction starts on Interstate 70 this week.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:17:14 +0000 Maria Carter 19166 at http://kcur.org Redrawn District Adds To Animal Lab Concerns http://kcur.org/post/redrawn-district-adds-animal-lab-concerns <p>The beleaguered National Bio and Agro-Defense facility could face yet more challenges as a result of new congressional parameters released today by a three-judge panel. The federal judges expanded the 1st Congressional District to include Manhattan, home to Kansas State University and the proposed animal disease research facility.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:57:32 +0000 Laura Ziegler 19084 at http://kcur.org Redrawn District Adds To Animal Lab Concerns Kansas Redistricting Maps Spark Huge Political Shake-Up http://kcur.org/post/kansas-redistricting-maps-spark-huge-political-shake <p>A three-judge panel set new electoral maps for Kansas&#39; congressional, state House, state Senate and Board of Education districts in a ruling last night, <a href="http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/federal-judges-impose-new-kansas-political-lines/" target="_blank">according to the <em>Kansas City Star</em> / AP</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:52:58 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Frank Morris 19065 at http://kcur.org Kansas Redistricting Maps Spark Huge Political Shake-Up Everything You Need To Know About Kansas Redistricting http://kcur.org/post/everything-you-need-know-about-kansas-redistricting <p>Last week, the Kansas legislature adjourned after a tumultuous year. Lawmakers passed Governor Sam Brownback's dramatic tax cut plan, which could reduce the state budget by more than 2 billion dollars over the next five years. What they didn't do is set new geographic boundaries for congressional representatives, the state Senate, the state House and the Board of Education.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:19:40 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 18806 at http://kcur.org Everything You Need To Know About Kansas Redistricting U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder http://kcur.org/post/us-representatives-emanuel-cleaver-kevin-yoder <p>Congressional representatives are back in their districts for a work session, which gives <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><strong><em>Up to Date</em></strong></a> the perfect opportunity to catch up with <strong>U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver</strong> (D, MO-5) and <strong>Kevin Yoder</strong> (R, KS-3).</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:59:27 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 18160 at http://kcur.org U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, May 17, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-may-17-2012 <p>Redistricting maps in Kansas could be decided in the federal courts.&nbsp; The Missouri Senate passes a tax credit Bill.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines form KCUR.</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:20:48 +0000 Maria Carter 17831 at http://kcur.org Redistricting Could Be Headed To Federal Court http://kcur.org/post/redistricting-could-be-headed-federal-court <p>Kansas lawmakers have failed to make much progress this session on drawing new legislative and congressional district maps.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 19:52:40 +0000 Stephen Koranda 17784 at http://kcur.org Redistricting Could Be Headed To Federal Court Senate Committee Introduces Plan To Overhaul Redistricting Process http://kcur.org/post/senate-committee-introduces-plan-overhaul-redistricting-process <p>A committee in the Kansas Senate is proposing a constitutional amendment that would change the redistricting process. The amendment would create a commission that would draw redistricting maps.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 21:04:11 +0000 Stephen Koranda 17716 at http://kcur.org Senate Committee Introduces Plan To Overhaul Redistricting Process Top Of The Morning News: May 3, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-may-3-2012 <p>Hiding big political donations is easy in Missouri.&nbsp; A Republican lawmaker comes out. Kansas House members kill a Senate redistricting map.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:43:34 +0000 Maria Carter 17040 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-february-28-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> Troost Corridor Revitalization Effort Kicks Off<br /> Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit<br /> Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline<br /> Some Lawmakers Criticize Brownback's Involvement In Redistricting</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:42:02 +0000 Maria Carter 13297 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 23, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-february-23-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> Redistricting Agreement For Missouri Senate Reached<br /> Council Delays Decision On Anti-Nuke Initiatives<br /> Kansas Receives Five Bids to Manage Medicaid<br /> Kansas House Moves Up Voter Citizenship Date</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:31:35 +0000 Maria Carter 13020 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 9, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-february-9-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Former Kansas Congressman Dennise Moore Has Alzheimer’s<br /> • Fire Chief Says Budget Cuts Could Cost Lives<br /> • Missouri Senate Passes Workplace Discrimination Bill<br /> • Kansas Senate Endorses Congressional Redistricting Map<br /> • Dueling Rallies At Kansas Statehouse Over Governor’s Tax Plan</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:36:37 +0000 Maria Carter 12222 at http://kcur.org Senate Committee Approves Redistricting Map http://kcur.org/post/senate-committee-approves-redistricting-map <p>A Kansas Senate committee has approved a map that reconfigures the state's congressional districts. The map moves the city of Manhattan from the 2nd District into the 1st. Officials in Manhattan have been arguing against that idea.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:46:39 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11812 at http://kcur.org Senate Committee Approves Redistricting Map Court Scraps Districts, Questions Cleaver Boundaries http://kcur.org/post/court-scraps-districts-questions-cleaver-boundaries <p style="margin-right: -0.04in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font size="3">Three decisions from the Missouri Supreme Court today leave the state in Congressional redistricting limbo. Two of the rulings say lower court decisions rejecting suits over the boundaries two districts were wrong and the suits must be considered. The two districts were Representative Emanuel Cleaver&#39;s 5<sup>th</sup> Distrct and one in eastern Missouri. </font></p><p style="margin-right: -0.04in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:43:00 +0000 Steve Bell 10960 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 13, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-january-13-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>• Missouri Supreme Court Hears Redistricting Lawsuits<br /> • Brownback’s Budget Proposal Restores Some Arts Funding<br /> • New Play Tackles Bullying and Disability</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:46:39 +0000 Maria Carter 10747 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-january-10-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>• The Chiefs PickRomeo Crennel As Head Coach<br /> • Suburban Schools Seek Delay In Kansas City Transfer Case<br /> • USDA Closes 13 Facilities in Kansas and Missouri<br /> • FDA Limits Antibiotics In Livestock<br /> • Kansas Lawmakers Start Redistricting Effort<br /> • McCaskill: Keep All Energy Options On The Table</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:36:10 +0000 Maria Carter 10502 at http://kcur.org Council Approves Redistricting Map, Tax Breaks http://kcur.org/post/council-approves-redistricting-map-tax-breaks <p>Kansas City, Missouri has a new council district map. The full city council has approved the map recommended by a citizens&#39; redistricting commission without further revisions.</p><p>Some neighborhoods in south Kansas City were unhappy that the citizens commission&#39;s map split them up. But only councilman John Sharp proposed revisions. He would have kept Bannister Mall and the South Patrol station in the 6th District. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 08:16:02 +0000 Steve Bell 8648 at http://kcur.org Council Approves Redistricting Map, Tax Breaks City Council Endorses Redistricting Map http://kcur.org/post/city-council-endorses-redistricting-map <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b55647d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b55647d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b55647d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-928283.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>A redistricting plan has been approved by the Kansas City, Missouri city council. The changes in council district boundary lines are in most cases very slight. But large enough to produce more than three hours of discussion and debate on the two final maps at city hall today.</p> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:59:37 +0000 Steve Bell 7141 at http://kcur.org Redistricting Committee Will Present Two Alternatives to KCMO Council http://kcur.org/post/redistricting-committee-will-present-two-alternatives-kcmo-council <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c1509338980-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c1509338980-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c1509338980-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-925204.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Missouri's redistricting committee members decided they will choose two maps to present to the city council in its final meeting tomorrow. Yesterday's meeting brought out strong support for keeping some district boundaries intact.</p> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:46:43 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 7082 at http://kcur.org Redistricting Explained http://kcur.org/post/redistricting-explained <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b5545e0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b5545e0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b5545e0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-922466.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The latest battle raging in Kansas City's council chambers has been over district boundaries. According to the charter, the city is supposed to re-draw the district map after every three general elections, which means about every 12 years, or whenever the population shifts dramatically.</p> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:11:29 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 7036 at http://kcur.org Council Overrides Redistricting Veto http://kcur.org/post/council-overrides-redistricting-veto <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b55258f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b55258f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b55258f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-921939.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The mayor's veto did not stand. The Kansas City city council voted Thursday to put a measure changing the city's redistricting schedule on the November ballot. Council member Ed Ford (pictured)argued that sending the matter to the electorate would undermine efforts to renew the public safety sales tax. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 06:43:35 +0000 Steve Bell 7028 at http://kcur.org Council Overrides Redistricting Veto Council Moves for Redistricting "Plan B" http://kcur.org/post/council-moves-redistricting-plan-b <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b550c35-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b550c35-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b550c35-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-920661.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser came out on the losing side of two significant council votes Thursday. The council overrode a mayoral veto and advanced a redistricting ballot measure on which Funkhouser sided with the four Northland council members. That measure, proposed by John Sharp (pictured) could delay redrawing the city's council district boundaries. <br /></p> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 06:51:32 +0000 Steve Bell 7003 at http://kcur.org Council Moves for Redistricting "Plan B" Council Moves to Delay Redistricting http://kcur.org/post/council-moves-delay-redistricting <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b54f576-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b54f576-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b54f576-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-919239.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The newly appointed panel charged with recommending a redistricting plan for Kansas City, Missouri held a lengthy first meeting Wednesday, but it's possible the real decision making won't start until April. Councilman Terry Riley (pictured) warns that redistricting now could result in lawsuits. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:59:48 +0000 Steve Bell 6972 at http://kcur.org Council Moves to Delay Redistricting Boundary Issues: The Politics and Practice of Redistricting http://kcur.org/post/boundary-issues-politics-and-practice-redistricting <p>With new US census data due out next spring, redistricting is just around the corner. But how does it work? What is the process at the state and local levels, and is it fair?</p> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:01:22 +0000 Steve Bell 6962 at http://kcur.org Boundary Issues: The Politics and Practice of Redistricting Council Slows Redistricting Pace http://kcur.org/post/council-slows-redistricting-pace <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b54bcbc-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b54bcbc-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b54bcbc-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-914421.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The Kansas City, Missouri City Council put the brakes on its last minute rush to redistricting Thursday. Faced with a coming election, controversy in the community and a lack of census data on ethnic distribution, the council asked staff to come up with a better plan, even if it takes more time. Cathy Jolly (pictured) proposed the resolution. <br /></p> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:07:25 +0000 Steve Bell 6864 at http://kcur.org Council Slows Redistricting Pace Redistricting Planning Prompts Council Clash http://kcur.org/post/redistricting-planning-prompts-council-clash <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c14d3264ab8-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c14d3264ab8-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c14d3264ab8-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-913143.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A necessary redistricting sparked a contentious hour-long argument in Kansas City's city council Thursday. More new residents would require the two northern districts to shrink in size, while population loss means the heavily African-American third district must geographically expand. (Existing 3rd district shown in blue on map.) KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:06:53 +0000 Steve Bell 6840 at http://kcur.org Redistricting Planning Prompts Council Clash Kansas Begins Redistricing Process http://kcur.org/post/kansas-begins-redistricing-process <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c175b54a53a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c175b54a53a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c175b54a53a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-875269.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas lawmakers are starting the years-long task of redrawing the lines for both national and state political offices. An advisory group began meeting this week in Topeka to look at the redistricting process.</p> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 12:29:13 +0000 Stephen Koranda 6061 at http://kcur.org