EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBeshear Quickly Signs Ky. Redistricting Bill Into Law
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 23, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
Frankfort, Franklin County , Kentucky
Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a legislative redistricting bill that appears to be free of any overt attempts at partisan one-upmanship.
He did so Friday, shortly after the House and Senate gave their final approval in a show of bipartisan support.
Beshear had called lawmakers into special session Monday to redraw boundaries around legislative districts. He urged them to complete their work as quickly as possible because of the $60,000-a-day cost of a special session.
Kentucky's legislative process requires a minimum of five days to get a bill to final passage. By wrapping up Friday, they limited the overall cost of the special session to about $300,000.
Redistricting is undertaken every 10 years to account for population changes recorded by the Census Bureau.
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