Redistricting http://wkms.org en Redistricting Plan to Cost Hopkins County $100,000 http://wkms.org/post/redistricting-plan-cost-hopkins-county-100000 <p>Over $100,000 in Hopkins County taxpayer money will be allocated to a federally mandated redistricting of Kentucky’s legislative boundaries.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:36:18 +0000 Parker Franklin 39708 at http://wkms.org Redistricting Plan to Cost Hopkins County $100,000 Kentucky Lawmakers Debate How to Resolve Redistricting Confusion http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-debate-how-resolve-redistricting-confusion <p></p><p></p><p>State lawmakers are trying to figure out who their constituents are in the wake of new district maps. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:22:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36387 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Debate How to Resolve Redistricting Confusion Kentucky Redistricting Signed into Law http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-redistricting-signed-law <p></p><p>New legislative boundaries for 138 members of the general assembly have been approved and signed into law by Kentucky’s governor.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The final votes in favor of legislative redistricting were overwhelming: 35 to 2 in the Kentucky Senate and 79 to 18 in the House.&nbsp; Most of the debate occurred as the full Senate took its first vote on the bill.&nbsp;Senate President Robert Stivers said these new district boundaries will have an impact across the Commonwealth.</p><p><em>“When you move five thousand people in Fayette County, it will ripple all the way down to Pulaski County, and when you look at a county in western Kentucky and you move it around, it will ripple all the way to central Kentucky,” Stivers said.</em> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:08:43 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) & Kevin Willis 34268 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Redistricting Signed into Law Kentucky House Passes Redistricting http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-redistricting <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial Black&quot;">The Kentucky House has adopted new boundaries for its 100 members, but not without some lawmaker grumbling.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>The bill to redraw legislative boundaries passed the full house 83 to 17.&nbsp; Before the votes were cast, House Speaker Greg Stumbo told colleagues there was no intent to punish anyone or either political party.</span> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:53:15 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 34204 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Redistricting Stumbo Loses Redistricting Stay Bid http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-loses-redistricting-stay-bid <p></p><p>A three-judge panel has denied a request for a stay in two lawsuits asking that judges redraw legislative boundaries in Kentucky.</p><p>Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo sought the motion for a stay. He says it's the General Assembly's job to set the boundaries. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:53:52 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 32602 at http://wkms.org Stumbo Loses Redistricting Stay Bid Gov. Beshear Recalls State Legislators For Special Redistricting Session http://wkms.org/post/gov-beshear-recalls-state-legislators-special-redistricting-session <div>Kentucky&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">lawmakers will &nbsp;return to Frankfort on August </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a special session to address legislative and judicial redistricting. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a press release issued Thursday, Governor &nbsp;Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he wants lawmakers to have an agreement in place before the start of the session so that it lasts only five days and minimizes the cost to the taxpayers.</span></div><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:06:21 +0000 Rob Canning 32324 at http://wkms.org Gov. Beshear Recalls State Legislators For Special Redistricting Session Stumbo Pens Letter to Beshear Asking for Special Session for Redistricting http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-pens-letter-beshear-asking-special-session-redistricting-0 <p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Speaker Greg Stumbo is encouraging Gov. Steve Beshear to soon call a General Assembly special session so that lawmakers can&nbsp;pass new state legislative<a href="http://wfpl.org/term/redistricting" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:none" target="_blank">&nbsp;redistricting maps</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;end a federal lawsuit.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:33:09 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31224 at http://wkms.org Stumbo Pens Letter to Beshear Asking for Special Session for Redistricting Beshear Still Deciding on Special Session for Tax Reform, Redistricting http://wkms.org/post/beshear-still-deciding-special-session-tax-reform-redistricting <p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear says he's still considering whether to call a special legislative session for later this year.</p><p>A few issues remain unresolved from the last regular session, mainly redistricting and further tax reform. And Beshear has been pushing for tax reform to pay for the state's education system. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:49:59 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30841 at http://wkms.org Beshear Still Deciding on Special Session for Tax Reform, Redistricting House Committee Passes Redistricting Maps After Long Wait http://wkms.org/post/house-committee-passes-redistricting-maps-after-long-wait <p>The House State Government committee has advanced a new redistricting map to the House floor after weeks of closed door debate.</p><p>Last year's state House and Senate districts were ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court after House GOP members challenged them in court.&nbsp;The new House districts would create seven new districts all across Kentucky, where no current lawmakers reside.&nbsp;</p><p>Those districts are:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:12:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28917 at http://wkms.org House Committee Passes Redistricting Maps After Long Wait