Senate will use newly drawn legislative maps to inform constituents who represents them

November 15, 2013 | | Comments 0

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The state Senate will use the newly drawn legislative district boundaries in informing constituents who represents them in Kentucky’s General Assembly.

At a recent meeting of legislative leaders, House Democratic leaders said they favored using the old district maps from which lawmakers were elected.

But Senate Republicans sided with the new maps drawn in a special session in August. They said the new maps became law when the bill, which had an emergency clause on it, was enacted.

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, said Friday the Senate will direct legislative staffers to use the new maps “for all purposes with respect to the state Senate.”

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said without elaboration, “As for the new districts, everyone agrees that the new lines will be followed in the next election, and we look forward to answering inquiries from our new constituents.”

–Jack Brammer

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