Special Session May Be Ahead For Legislature

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky General Assembly isn't scheduled to return to business until January, but a number of issues could draw lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session later this year.

Lawmakers adjourned without passing Gov. Steve Beshear's proposal for business tax incentives state officials could use to lure new companies to Kentucky or retain existing ones. The legislature also left unresolved a proposal aimed at bringing a NASCAR race to northern Kentucky, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo's proposal to allow video slot machines at horse racing tracks.

Beshear also may call the legislature back to town if a panel of state economists predict a revenue shortfall of 5 percent or more for the next fiscal year.

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