Monday, September 27

Many new members in Kansas Legislature

According to figures compiled by Ed Flentje in his column H. Edward Flentje: Brownback now has green light, there will be many new members of the Kansas Legislature when the session starts in January.

Flentje reports there will be 51 new members in the House of Representatives and 17 new members in the Senate. This is a new member population of 41 and 43 percent of the respective chambers.

The political class hated it (and still does), but the courts did Kansas a huge favor when it drew new district maps. In creating the new districts for the Kansas House and Senate, the court — unintentionally — imposed a rough and not thorough one-time implementation of term limits. See In Kansas, redistricting went well, after all.