LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The top-ranking Republican in the
Kentucky House is urging Gov. Steve Beshear to reject suggestions
for a special legislative session to redraw legislative boundaries.
House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says in a letter to
Beshear and top lawmakers that convening lawmakers to handle
redistricting would be a waste of time and money.
Hoover's comments Wednesday come one day after House Speaker
Greg Stumbo said he prefers a special session to deal with
redistricting rather than waiting until the regular General
Assembly session begins in January.
Stumbo says resolving redistricting this year would remove a
contentious issue from the regular session, which will be dominated
by work on a new state budget.
A Beshear spokeswoman said Tuesday no decision had been made
regarding whether a special session is needed.
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