Redistricting

Government
4:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Redistricting Plan to Cost Hopkins County $100,000

Over $100,000 in Hopkins County taxpayer money will be allocated to a federally mandated redistricting of Kentucky’s legislative boundaries.

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Government
4:22 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Debate How to Resolve Redistricting Confusion

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State lawmakers are trying to figure out who their constituents are in the wake of new district maps.

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Politics
3:08 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Kentucky Redistricting Signed into Law

New legislative boundaries for 138 members of the general assembly have been approved and signed into law by Kentucky’s governor.   

The final votes in favor of legislative redistricting were overwhelming: 35 to 2 in the Kentucky Senate and 79 to 18 in the House.  Most of the debate occurred as the full Senate took its first vote on the bill. Senate President Robert Stivers said these new district boundaries will have an impact across the Commonwealth.

“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.

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Government
3:53 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Kentucky House Passes Redistricting

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The Kentucky House has adopted new boundaries for its 100 members, but not without some lawmaker grumbling.   The bill to redraw legislative boundaries passed the full house 83 to 17.  Before the votes were cast, House Speaker Greg Stumbo told colleagues there was no intent to punish anyone or either political party.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Stumbo Loses Redistricting Stay Bid

A three-judge panel has denied a request for a stay in two lawsuits asking that judges redraw legislative boundaries in Kentucky.

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo sought the motion for a stay. He says it's the General Assembly's job to set the boundaries.

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Government
3:06 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Gov. Beshear Recalls State Legislators For Special Redistricting Session

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Kentucky lawmakers will  return to Frankfort on August 19th for a special session to address legislative and judicial redistricting.  In a press release issued Thursday, Governor  Steve Beshear 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.

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Government
3:33 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Stumbo Pens Letter to Beshear Asking for Special Session for Redistricting

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo is encouraging Gov. Steve Beshear to soon call a General Assembly special session so that lawmakers can pass new state legislative redistricting maps and end a federal lawsuit.

 Last week,  several county clerks in Northern Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state's inability to finish redistricting violated federal law. In response, Stumbo  sent a letter to the governor encouraging him to call a special session.

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2013 KY General Assembly
6:49 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Beshear Still Deciding on Special Session for Tax Reform, Redistricting

Gov. Steve Beshear says he's still considering whether to call a special legislative session for later this year.

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.

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Government
4:12 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

House Committee Passes Redistricting Maps After Long Wait

The House State Government committee has advanced a new redistricting map to the House floor after weeks of closed door debate.

Last year's state House and Senate districts were ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court after House GOP members challenged them in court. The new House districts would create seven new districts all across Kentucky, where no current lawmakers reside. 

Those districts are: 

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