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Special Session Set for August 19th
Governor Beshear is calling lawmakers back to Frankfort the end of this summer to tackle legislative and judicial redistricting. The session will begin on August 19th in Frankfort. Governor Beshear says leaders in both chambers have indicated a willingness to use the same census numbers for redrawing legislative and judicial boundaries as were used for Congressional redistricting in 2012. So, the governor is not including Congressional redistricting on the agenda for the upcoming special session.
And Beshear says he’s confident leaders in both the House and Senate will have their plans drawn and any remaining issues resolved by August 19th, so the work can be hammered out in five days.