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Stumbo prefers special session on redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he prefers convening a special legislative session this year to redraw
Kentucky's legislative boundaries to match population shifts over
the past decade.

But Stumbo told reporters Tuesday that an agreement would have
to be reached beforehand with Senate leaders. Stumbo says he hasn't met with Senate President David Williams about redistricting plans.

Gov. Steve Beshear has said in the past he would be open to a
special session if lawmakers have an agreement in hand to assure a
speedy conclusion. Special sessions cost taxpayers more than
$60,000 a day.

Kentucky lawmakers begin their regular session in early January
and could take up redistricting then.

Under one scenario laid out by Stumbo, Owensboro would move to
the 1st Congressional District and Ashland to the 5th District.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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