Legislative Leaders Jostle Over Redistricting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- House Speaker Greg Stumbo has offered a Senate redistricting plan in hopes of speeding up what has become a drawn-out process.

The Prestonsburg Democrat said Monday that delaying legislative redistricting makes it more likely that judges will step in to realign political boundaries in the state.

Two federal lawsuits have been filed in recent weeks -- one seeking to force lawmakers to take action and another asking for a panel of judges to redraw political lines.

House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover said Kentuckians may be better off having federal judges draw a redistricting plan that would place people above politics.

That, Hoover said, would also eliminate the need for Gov. Steve Beshear to call lawmakers back into a special session that would cost some $300,000 a week.

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