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Fri January 15, 2010
State Lawmakers Head Home For Long Weekend
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Before adjourning, the House approved a bill giving the estates of military personnel a break on probate fees. That drew a favorable response from Rep. Tim Moore of Elizabethtown, who's retired from the U-S Air Force. "Some of my own brothers in arms have not come home from overseas - sisters as well. I've had good friends who have passed away during this current conflict. As a matter of fact, one of my classmates who lived in Louisville died just this last year. And so, I understand the impact that this bill will have on families all across the commonwealth."
Monday is a legislative holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lawmakers return on Tuesday to hear Gov. Steve Beshear deliver his budget address. After that, legislators will have 50 days to reach agreement on a final state spending plan.