First Day

Lawmakers Start Ky. Session Aiming For Cooperation

Jan 8, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With the rise of new leaders, lawmakers convened a legislative session on Tuesday amid hopes for cooperation in Kentucky's split Legislature, where a Republican-controlled Senate and a Democratic majority in the House have been butting heads for more than a decade.

Manchester Republican Robert Stivers officially began his duties as Senate president Tuesday afternoon, having pledged to work cooperatively with House Democrats and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.