UPDATE: House Leaders to Unveil Redistricting Plan Friday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 8/16/13 12:54 PM CDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- House Democrats have unveiled a legislative redistricting plan that they say is both politically fair and constitutional.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo released details of the proposal at the Capitol on Friday, days ahead of the start of a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear to resolve the issue.

The latest proposal potentially pits four Democratic and four Republican incumbents against each other in upcoming elections by redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that puts them in the same House districts.

Redistricting is undertaken every 10 years to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring reconfiguration of legislative districts in both the House and Senate.

The special session is set to begin Monday.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- House Democrats are scheduled to release a legislative redistricting plan on Friday, one day after Senate Republicans unveiled their proposal.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo called a press conference for 1 p.m. EDT at the Capitol to discuss the proposal, which is expected to be voted on in special session that begins on Monday.

Redistricting is undertaken every 10 years to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring reconfiguration of legislative districts in both the House and Senate.

The Kentucky high court struck down lawmakers' initial redistricting plan last year, finding that the proposed districts weren't balanced by population and didn't comply with the federal and state "one person, one vote" mandate.

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