Gov. Beshear calls special session to deal with redistricting - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Gov. Beshear calls special session to deal with redistricting

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has called for a special session of the state legislature to deal with legislative and judicial redistricting. 

The session would begin on August 19.

Every decade, lawmakers have to draw new district boundaries in adapting to population changes found by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Lawmakers came up with one plan last year, but the Kentucky Supreme Court struck it down, saying the proposed districts were unconstitutional because they were not balanced by population.

Since then, two federal lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Kentucky residents who claim inaction by lawmakers has left them without adequate representation in the state Legislature.

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