Legislative Special Session Begins

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/16/2012 11:59 pm
State lawmakers are back in Frankfort for another special session.

The two pieces of legislation on the table this time are the two-year transportation budget and prescription drug abuse bill.

On Monday the House introduced the two pieces of legislation once again. The bills will head to committee on Tuesday and then voted on and sent over to the Senate again on Wednesday.

What the Senate does from there remains a mystery.

Senate President David Williams and Governor Steve Beshear have been at odds over the transportation budget, which caused the special session. Williams wanted Beshear to sign the budget and it's road plans into law last Thursday, thus keeping the governor from being able to line item veto any of the projects in Williams district. Beshear says Williams put too many of his districts road plans ahead of of other plans.

The Senate did convene for a few moments at 4pm on Monday. No action was taken by the Senate.

Each day of the special session costs tax payers more than 60-thousand dollars a day.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
3 More Stores Headed to Fayette Mall
On Friday, Fayette Mall announced three additional shops that will take the place of the old Sears store in the center of the building.
Parents Accused of Keeping Toddler Out In Frigid Temperatures
Laurel County deputies said they received a tip about two adults walking along a busy roadway Thursday morning, with a toddler in tow.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.