Lawmakers Head Back To Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers have returned to Frankfort to begin debate on an energy bill. The plan is intended to lure a three-billion-dollar coal gasification plant to Kentucky.

House Majority Whip Rob Wilky says the first hearing on the measure is expected to begin tonight and continue through Wednesday.

Wilky says the plan is for the House to vote on the bill on Wednesday and send it to the Senate for consideration.

The measure had been caught up in an election-year political squabble that nearly doomed it. House and Senate leaders were able to hammer out a tentative agreement after weeks of closed-door negotiations.

Governor Fletcher had included the issue on the agenda with several other items when he called the General Assembly into a special session last month.

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