Kentucky House passes congressional redistricting plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House has approved a proposal to make some major geographical adjustments to Kentucky's congressional districts.

The measure passed 54-42 on Tuesday afternoon along party lines with Democratic support and now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is almost certain to be overhauled.

Republicans protested the plan particularly because it would change the boundaries around the 5th District in a way that would put U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers on the outer edge of his jurisdiction.

Legislative and congressional redistricting occurs every 10 years to account for population changes. The plan has been to develop a proposal early in the legislative session and pass it before moving on to other business.

The House proposal also would give two of the state's largest cities - Ashland and Owensboro - different congressmen.

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