GOP lawmakers to run against each other under plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House redistricting plan would pit Republican against Republican in the next election cycle.

The House State Government Committee on Tuesday approved the plan that would force 13 lawmakers - 12 of them Republican- to run against each other.

Always a divisive issue, redistricting occurs every 10 years to account for population changes found by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The state Supreme Court struck down the redistricting plan the House passed last year, finding the new districts were unbalanced by population and didn't comply with the "one person, one vote" mandate in federal and state law.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg said this year's plan wasn't political- but an attempt to follow the court's directions.

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