Speaker: Lawmakers hope to wrap up redistricting plan soon


FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Republican Speaker of the House David Osborne stands at his desk on the floor of the House at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky’s public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday. The bill’s lead sponsors are the House’s top two Republican leaders, House Speaker David Osborne and House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) — Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne says Republican lawmakers hope to wrap up work “relatively soon” on a plan to redraw congressional and legislative boundaries in the state. Their supermajority status in the General Assembly puts Republicans in full control of the once-a-decade redistricting process.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, neither Osborne nor Senate President Robert Stivers offered glimpses into how congressional and legislative districts will be reconfigured. Stivers continued pushing for a special legislative session on redistricting this year. The decision on whether to call lawmakers into a special session is up to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

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