Gov. Beshear Calls Lawmakers Back to Frankfort Aug. 19

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear has issued a call for a special legislative session to begin on Aug. 19 to deal with legislative and judicial redistricting.

He took the action on Thursday.

Each decade, lawmakers are required to draw new district boundaries to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring changes in boundary lines to comply with the federal and state "one person, one vote" mandate.

The Kentucky Supreme Court struck down lawmakers' initial plan last year, finding the proposed districts unconstitutional because they weren't balanced by population.

Since then, two federal lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Kentucky residents who claim inaction by lawmakers has left them without adequate representation in the state Legislature.


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