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Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session

Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.
Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January. 

State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic.  

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said today he doesn't anticipate calling general assembly members back over the next six months.

"I think that most legislators have concluded that they really are ready to wait until January in order to address any unfinished business," Beshear said. "There's always unfinished business when you come out of a session and I just don't find any sentiment for a special session from a vast majority of the house or senate members."

Reflecting on the just-completed primary election, the governor remains confident the Kentucky House will keep its Democratic majority in the fall.

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.
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