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Governor calls special session on redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky.  (June 20, 2013) –  Gov. Steve Beshear today called a special session to address legislative and judicial redistricting. The session will begin Aug. 19.

“Leaders in both chambers have indicated to me a willingness to utilize the same census numbers for legislative and judicial redistricting as were used for congressional redistricting in 2012,” Beshear said. “This will make all redistricting plans consistent and avoid having to address congressional redistricting again. I have therefore not included congressional redistricting on the agenda for the upcoming special session.”

The governor wants the session to last five days “to minimize the expense to taxpayers.” He said he is confident that leaders of the House and Senate will have their plans drawn and remaining issues resolved by the state of the special session.