Lawmakers Approve Congressional Redistricting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The House voted 58-26 Friday afternoon to approve a plan that shifts geographic boundaries to balance population changes. The Senate passed it 29-7 earlier in the day.

The plan bolsters the Democrats' hold on the 6th Congressional District represented by U.S. Representative Ben Chandler.

Republican State Senator Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington, called the proposal the "Ben Chandler Lifetime Employment Act."

The plan also would allow U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers to keep some key GOP counties in the 5th District.

Lexington attorney Scott White said he will now drop the lawsuit he filed Thursday, on behalf of three Lexington residents.


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