legislative map debate http://wkms.org en Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Legislative Maps Unconstitutional http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-rules-legislative-maps-unconstitutional <p><font size="2">The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the latest maps of state legislative districts are unconstitutional.<br /><br /> Lawmakers approved new lines for state House and Senate districts earlier this year. But a circuit court judge declared them unconstitutional, citing a precedent that districts can&#39;t be more than five percent larger or smaller than their ideal size. Lawyers for the Legislative Research Commission promptly appealed the ruling on behalf of House and Senate leadership.<br /> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:54:36 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17040 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Legislative Maps Unconstitutional Legislative Redistricting Decision to be Appealed http://wkms.org/post/legislative-redistricting-decision-be-appealed <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:17:30 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16909 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston Wraps Up This Week in Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-public-radios-kenny-colston-wraps-week-frankfort <p>This week legislation has been flying around the house and senate in Frankfort, and somewhat surprisingly the house and senate came to an agreement on congressional districts. Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about the happenings in Kentucky&rsquo;s State Capitol this week.</p><p><strong>Here are a few stories Kenny covered this week:</strong></p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:36:19 +0000 Chad Lampe 16898 at http://wkms.org Judge Taking More Time to Rule on Legislative Maps http://wkms.org/post/judge-taking-more-time-rule-legislative-maps <p><font size="2">A Kentucky judge is taking more time to decide the future of the state&#39;s new legislative district maps.<br /><br /> Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd heard four hours of testimony Monday on whether the plan that redraws state House and Senate districts are constitutional.<br /> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:02:13 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16822 at http://wkms.org