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Judicial redistricting bill fails

Party politics apparently rang the death knell for more than one bill in the state legislature last week.
Speaker Ron Ramsey’s judicial redistricting plan was defeated in the House on Friday, and apparently set in motion the defeat of a charter school bill.
After the redistricting bill was scrapped, Ramsey reportedly blocked House Speaker Beth Harwell’s legislation to give a state board more authority to open charter schools when a local school board says no by keeping it from coming to a vote after dozens of hours of committee hearings.
The judicial redistricting plan was time sensitive because ...

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