Special session likely to deal with redistricting
By Geoff Pallay
Twelve Northern Kentucky residents filed a lawsuit at the end of April asking the court to force the state to draw new districts or to allow the federal court to draw the new maps.
"I hope to deal with redistricting sometime before the next regular session in January so that it will not become a distraction when we're preparing the budget for the commonwealth for the next two years. I will continue to discuss this possibility with legislative leaders," Governor of Kentucky Steve Beshear (D) said.
If redistricting maps are not completed by November, that would complicate the process for potential candidates to establish residency in new districts in the required one-year timeframe prior to November 2014.
- Lexington Herald-Leader, "Beshear hopes to call special session to deal with legislative redistricting," April 30, 2013
- Lexington Herald-Leader, "Stumbo responds to redistricting lawsuit; Stivers asks for more time," May 20, 2013
- Cincinnati Enquirer, "Lawsuit gets lawmakers moving on redistricting," May 24, 2013