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Mon March 22, 2010
Crunch Time For Legislature
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Only nine days remain in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, and the Senate still needs to approve the state budget and then confer with the House on a final agreement. The session appears to be headed for a hectic finish, but that doesn't surprise Senate President David Williams.
Williams told Kentucky Public Radio "We've had a very short amount of time again this session. The House keeps saying they're going to get the documents over to us in a more timely manner, but -- I don't know if there's any gamesmanship involved, but if there is, I'll just ignore it."
Gov. Beshear presented his budget plan to lawmakers on January 19th, but it was quickly rejected. The House then spent six weeks crafting its own spending plan, which passed the chamber on March 10th, the 44th day of the 60-day session.