House panel passes legislative redistricting bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A legislative redistricting bill has cleared a House committee and is scheduled for a vote on the House floor on Wednesday.

The House State Government Committee voted 25-4 on Tuesday to keep redistricting on the fast track. Legislative leaders are pushing to wrap up redistricting work by Friday. In Kentucky's legislative process, it takes a minimum of five days to pass a bill.

Lawmakers are working hurriedly to get done quickly because of pending lawsuits. As three-judge panel is closely watching the Legislature's efforts and is poised to step in if lawmakers fail to resolve the matter in the special session.

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


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