Sen. Thayer weighs in on congressional redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state lawmaker who leads a Senate committee that will take an initial whack at congressional redistricting has released a proposal that would make only minor changes to boundary lines to accommodate population shifts of the past decade.

Republican Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown unveiled his proposal on Tuesday, more than a week after Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo offered up a plan that drew criticism from some within the GOP.

Stumbo's proposal would move Owensboro from the 2nd District to the 1st District, and Ashland from the 4th District to the 5th District.

Thayer touted his proposal as one that can lead to quick resolution of the redistricting debate. He said it includes no effort to shift the political balance in any district.

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