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UPDATE: House and Senate Override Veto

MetrosourceFebruary 9, 2022

The Kansas House of Representatives is joining the senate and is also overriding Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of a proposed state congressional map.

Eighty-five members of the House voted Wednesday to override the veto, which was one vote more than required for a successful override.

The map divides Wyandotte County between two congressional districts and puts the city of Lawrence in the first congressional district.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he will defend the redistricting plan against any partisan political challenges.

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ORIGINAL: The Kansas Senate is successful in its second effort to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of a proposed state congressional map.

The senate voted 27-to-11 yesterday to override the veto after some lawmakers changed their votes. The first attempt on Monday failed to receive the 27 votes needed for a veto override.

The map has drawn criticism from Democratic lawmakers because it divides Wyandotte County between two congressional districts and places the city of Lawrence in the first congressional district.

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