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Senate approves legislative redistricting bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The full Senate has approved a legislative redistricting bill that lacks any overt attempts at political one-upmanship, sending it back to the House where it is expected to receive speedy final passage.

Gov. Steve Beshear is poised to sign the measure into law on Friday, as soon as lawmakers wrap up work on what had been a lingering issue in Kentucky.

The Senate voted 35-2 on Friday morning, a reflection of broad bipartisan support for the measure.

Redistricting is undertaken every 10 years to account for population changes recorded by the Census Bureau.

Kentucky had major population shifts between 2000 and 2010, requiring reconfiguration of legislative districts in both the House and Senate to comply with the federal and state "one person, one vote" mandate.

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