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Mon June 15, 2009
Lawmakers Back At It In Frankfort Today
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Lawmakers' top priority is to patch a one billion dollar hole in the state budget. But Governor Steve Beshear also wants them to approve some economic incentives, a funding mechanism for major bridge projects and video slot machines at horse tracks. "We'll see how it goes. It's obviously a controversial measure. And nobody on an issue like this really knows what's going to happen until they're faced with it. And, you know hopefully, both houses will get a chance to vote on this. And then, we'll see where everybody stands and see where we go from there."
Senate President David Williams continues to maintain the special session is unnecessary. He says the budget situation is manageable and the other issues could wait until January. The session will cost taxpayers around 60-thousand dollars per day.