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Tue May 25, 2010
Lawmakers Plan To Move Swiftly Through Session
By Stu Johnson, Tony McVeigh
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The 2nd legislative session of 2010 is off and running. Senate president David Williams sees no big problems with the Governor's compromise spending plan. Hoping to conclude the session before week's end, Williams says both chambers are working quickly on the budget."
"If we advance it forward it will show the intent of the senate to pass that bill without getting into any kind of situation that would be confrontational or disagreeable," said Williams.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo believes the special session on the budget will be over in five days, which is what Gov. Steve Beshear wants. House Democrats caucused for almost two hours Monday on the budget proposal, and Stumbo says the measure will receive a House floor vote on Wednesday.
"I think most people just want to do our business as quickly as possible. I can't speak for the General Assembly, but I think I can speak for the House. We will adjourn on Friday."
Lawmakers will also consider unemployment insurance legislation and an expansion of the liquor sampling law for the World Equestrian Games.