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.