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September 12, 2013

Letters RE redistricting and Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Sen. Robinson’s remarks regarding the House redistricting plan

 

To the editor:

I am appalled by the recent actions and remarks of my legislative colleague, Senator Albert Robinson of London.

Senator Robinson was critical on the floor of the Kentucky Senate of five State Representatives who represent Laurel County in the Kentucky General Assembly.  Senator Robinson’s remarks regarding redistricting maps were purely political in nature, and unfortunate. 

The five legislators who represent Laurel County in the Kentucky House of Representatives recognize fully that Laurel County, not unlike Pulaski County, must be divided into multiple legislative districts to meet the legal requirements mandated by Kentucky Supreme Court.  To state otherwise is simply wrong.  Senator Robinson complains about the House redistricting map but yet he, in fact voted to split Laurel County into five legislative House districts.

Laurel County is very fortunate to have Representatives Marie Rader, Tommy Turner, Tim Couch, Jim Stewart, and Regina Bunch to represent their interests in the Kentucky General Assembly.  I encourage Senator Robinson to work with them rather than pursuing his own personal political agenda…only then can the people of Laurel County truly benefit.

Sincerely,

Jeff Hoover,

House Republican Floor Leader,

Kentucky House of Representatives, Frankfort, Ky.

 

 

Rep. Jeff Hoover didn’t speak up for Laurel County

 

To the editor:

House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover knows the House and Senate rules regarding redistricting.  He knows the House redistricts the House and the Senate redistricts the Senate.

The Senate receives the House plan without change and amends its with their Senate plan… then it goes back to the House and is accepted without change and is then sent to the governor for his signature.

He knows a senator cannot introduce a House bill dealing with redistricting and, if a senator does file a bill dealing with House redistricting, the Senate cannot vote on the measure.

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