Top: Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, describes the prima facie unconstitutionality of a redistricting plan whose deviation rate is greater than 10 percent, although adding that the senate’s redistricting plan with an 11.5 percent deviation rate would stand up to state and federal Supreme Court scrutiny.

Middle Left: Sen. Ernie Harris, R-Prospect, debates the principle of Imminent Domain during a discussion of the Bluegrass Pipeline on the floor of the Kentucky state Senate. 

Middle Right: The curling marble of the Kentucky state Capitol building’s ionic columns is highlighted in the afternoon light, just outside of the Senate Chamber

Bottom: Close-up of 
a redistricting map as it circulates on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is studied closely by Rep. Ruth Palumbo, D-Lexington, and Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington.

 

Photos by Rae Hodge/The Kentucky Gazette

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