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The speaker of the Kentucky state House says a special legislative session on redistricting could be in order this year.

Speaker Greg Stumbo says he would prefer to redraw the legislative boundaries before next year’s regular session

Special sessions cost more than $60,000 per day. And Governor Steve Beshear has previously said he would support one if lawmakers had a plan to ensure a speedy passage of new district maps. But Stumbo says he has not met with Senate President David Williams to discuss redistricting.

One of Stumbo’s suggested changes would move Owensboro out of the 2nd Congressional District and to the 1st. Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie opposes that plan.

Additional information from the Associated Press