Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have stacks of bills to consider as they start a two-day wrap-up session that will put the finishing touches on an agenda dominated by Republicans.

The GOP-led House and Senate convened Wednesday after a nearly two-week break to allow Gov. Matt Bevin to sign or veto legislation. This year’s session ends Thursday. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said lawmakers have “a large workload” to get through.

Bills awaiting final passage in the Senate include a measure aimed at helping felons become productive citizens. Under the measure, Kentuckians could no longer be automatically denied occupational licenses because of their criminal past.

Another bill on the verge of final passage would gradually repeal Common Core standards and give school districts more control in how to turn around low-performing schools.

 

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