Mon March 11, 2013
Kentucky House Leaders Still Pushing Redistricting
Kentucky's legislative leaders have hope they can finish redistricting before the current session ends later this month.
New legislative districts were drafted and passed last year to reflect the 2010 Census. A judge threw them out, however, saying lawmakers did not properly divide up the state.
The House has already passed a new map of its districts, but the Senate has shown no interest in it.
Speaker Greg Stumbo says he wants the map approved so House lawmakers can know their new districts and make decisions on whether to run for re-election.
"I think it's only fair that folks know where they're gonna run, that way they can make up their minds on what they want to do. And if there is a court challenge to the plans, it gives it a long time for that to happen so they'll be some closure on the issue," he says.
Senate leaders say haven't prepared a map of their districts yet, and thehy want to deal with it next year.