Kentucky special session ready to begin
By Geoff Pallay
RALEIGH, Kentucky: Kentucky's special session for redistricting will begin on August 19. Governor of Kentucky Steve Beshear (D) called the special session because new maps have yet to be completed for legislative districts.
Last week, Republicans released a preliminary proposal although Democratic leadership said they had yet to see the details.
It is unlikely that the five-day special session will address judicial appointments.
The Kentucky House of Representatives is controlled by the Democratic Party while the GOP maintains a majority in the Kentucky State Senate. The differing parties have conflicted over which maps to use which led to stalemates in prior sessions.
- Courier Jounral, "Kentucky House Republicans offer redistricting plan ahead of special session," August 8, 2013
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- WKU Public Radio, "New Judgeships Unlikely in Kentucky's Special Session," August 12, 2013