Kentucky special session ready to begin

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August 15, 2013

Kentucky

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.[1]

Last week, Republicans released a preliminary proposal although Democratic leadership said they had yet to see the details.[2]

It is unlikely that the five-day special session will address judicial appointments.[3]

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.

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