2013 Special Session On Political Redistricting http://wuky.org en New Kentucky District Lines Approved, Focus Shifts To Courts http://wuky.org/post/new-kentucky-district-lines-approved-focus-shifts-courts <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky General Assembly has passed new redistricting maps on the final day of its Special Session. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:47:34 +0000 Josh James 36498 at http://wuky.org New Kentucky District Lines Approved, Focus Shifts To Courts Gov. Beshear Stands Ready To Sign Redistricting Bill http://wuky.org/post/gov-beshear-stands-ready-sign-redistricting-bill <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers are expected to conclude a special session on Friday after final votes in the Senate and House on a legislative redistricting bill that appears to be steamrolling into law.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Gov. Steve Beshear is poised to sign the measure into law on Friday, as soon as lawmakers wrap up work on what had been a lingering issue in Kentucky, his spokeswoman, Kerri Richardson, said.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:44:18 +0000 Associated Press 36477 at http://wuky.org Gov. Beshear Stands Ready To Sign Redistricting Bill Senate Set To Vote On Final Redistricting Plan Friday http://wuky.org/post/senate-set-vote-final-redistricting-plan-friday <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - The state Senate will take up an amended version of the redistricting plan passed by the House Friday morning, though the five-day window of the special session hasn’t allowed for all the changes senators wanted to make. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:49:56 +0000 Josh James 36456 at http://wuky.org Senate Set To Vote On Final Redistricting Plan Friday House Passes Redistricting Bill By Comfortable Margin http://wuky.org/post/house-passes-redistricting-bill-comfortable-margin <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. — </span>A legislative redistricting bill sailed through the state House of Representatives this afternoon, but not before lawmakers from Fayette, Scott, and a handful of other counties spoke against the compromise.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:58:06 +0000 Josh James 36365 at http://wuky.org House Passes Redistricting Bill By Comfortable Margin House Panel Passes Redistricting Bill http://wuky.org/post/house-panel-passes-redistricting-bill <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A legislative redistricting bill has cleared a House committee and is scheduled for a vote on the House floor on Wednesday.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The House State Government Committee voted 25-4 on Tuesday to keep redistricting on the fast track. Legislative leaders are pushing to wrap up redistricting work by Friday. In Kentucky's legislative process, it takes a minimum of five days to pass a bill.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:51:48 +0000 Associated Press 36300 at http://wuky.org House Panel Passes Redistricting Bill New Redistricting Maps May Need To Take Effect Immediately http://wuky.org/post/new-redistricting-maps-may-need-take-effect-immediately <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal court order issued Friday has created another hurdle for lawmakers in Frankfort as they try to hammer out new legislative boundaries by the end of the week. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:26:43 +0000 Josh James 36299 at http://wuky.org New Redistricting Maps May Need To Take Effect Immediately Frankfort Lawmakers Optimistic At The Outset Of Special Session On Redistricting http://wuky.org/post/frankfort-lawmakers-optimistic-outset-special-session-redistricting <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - With federal judges poised to take over state legislative redistricting should the General Assembly fail, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are expressing optimism that a deal will be reached by the end of the special legislative session in Frankfort this week. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:59:38 +0000 Josh James 36254 at http://wuky.org Frankfort Lawmakers Optimistic At The Outset Of Special Session On Redistricting Special Redistricting Session Starts Today http://wuky.org/post/special-redistricting-session-starts-today <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers are scheduled to convene Monday for a special legislative session to redraw boundaries around House and Senate districts.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Expected to last a week, the session is set to begin at noon EDT.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">With federal judges watching over their shoulders, lawmakers have put together redistricting proposals that don't include any overt attempts at political one-upmanship.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:24:14 +0000 Associated Press 36236 at http://wuky.org Special Redistricting Session Starts Today Senate Republican Plan Pits No Incumbents Against Each Other http://wuky.org/post/senate-republican-plan-pits-no-incumbents-against-each-other <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican Senate President Robert Stivers has unveiled a legislative redistricting plan for members of his chamber that would pit no incumbents against each other in upcoming elections.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Stivers said Thursday he expects overwhelming support for the proposal when it's voted on during a special legislative session next week.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:26:25 +0000 Associated Press 36105 at http://wuky.org Senate Republican Plan Pits No Incumbents Against Each Other