State Legislature Tackles Redistricting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The House Committee on State Government is expected to consider legislation Thursday that would redraw political boundaries around congressional districts.

No firm time has been set for the meeting, except that it will be immediately after the full House adjourns for the day.

Redistricting occurs every 10 years to account for population changes. In Kentucky, lawmakers have sole discretion in changing boundary lines.

Several proposals have been bandied about in the House and Senate, but no consensus has been reached.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg has floated a plan that would make substantial geographical realignments. Republican Senator Damon Thayer of Georgetown offered an alternative that would make only minor changes to boundary lines to accommodate population shifts of the past decade.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 136766568