Kentucky Lawmakers Adjust Schedule Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mar 19, 2020

Credit Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

  Kentucky's legislature will take a weeklong break because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne made the announcement yesterday (Thursday). The main priority is to pass a new state budget. The adjusted schedule would have lawmakers adjourn until returning to the Capitol for a one-day session on March 26. They would meet again April 1 with the goal of passing the budget. Lawmakers would return later in that month to take up any vetoes by Gov. Andy Beshear.