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Senate President Sues Governor Over Road Projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Senate President David Williams has filed
a lawsuit against Gov. Steve Beshear claiming his veto of $3.8
billion worth of road projects was improper.

Williams claims in the lawsuit filed Friday that the veto was
issued too late to be effective. Williams also is asking a judge to
rule on whether Beshear has authority to spend state road money not
specifically appropriated by lawmakers.

Beshear vetoed a two-year transportation spending bill last
month. He said the legislation would have hampered his
administration's ability to adequately manage road projects in the
state.

Beshear said his administration would follow an alternate
transportation spending plan that would be compiled within the
coming months.

Beshear spokesman Dick Brown says the administration has not yet
received a copy of the lawsuit and had not had a chance to review
it.


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