Senate ready to change congressional map that the House passed 54-42 Tuesday

01/10/2012 03:11 PM

FRANKFORT — Republican senators uncapped their magic markers to re-edit the congressional map that the House passed 54-42 on Tuesday afternoon.

Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, chairs the Senate’s state government committee and said that panel is prepared to change the House version.

Thayer has said he doesn’t like the map that House Democrats suggested because it significantly alters the current congressional districts. (View the Pure Politics analysis of proposed maps.)

Meanwhile, the timing for the state House and Senate districts remains less clear. House Democratic leaders said Monday they hoped to take up the House map at 10 a.m. Wednesday during the House state government committee.

The Senate Republican majority will unveil its suggested Senate districts after the House acts, Thayer said.

Lawmakers had hoped to finish redistricting of the state legislative, congressional and judicial districts within the first two weeks of the session to get the controversial and political process behind them early — and to leave prospective candidates enough time to consider running before the Jan. 31 candidate filing deadline.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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