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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  • by Bill on May 17, 2008 at 05:03 AM
    That 3.some billion was all for Pikeville.The asphalt is now 5 foot deep around Pikeville.
  • by ME Location: PIKE COUNTY on May 16, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    YEAL AND I THINK THEY OUGHT TO TAKE MARLOW TACKETT OFF THE ROAD SIGNS BECAUSE HE HAS SO MANY CHILDREN OUT THERE HE HASNT EVEN OR DONT HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT TOO, WHY ISNT HE LOCKED UP?
  • by Cindy Location: London on May 16, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    I think David Williams is too power hungry. It is time he was booted out of office. If he cant understand fiscal responsibility, he doesnt need to be in public office. I am so sick and tired of hearing him whine and cry like a baby, filing lawsuits, helping criminals evade the law(like trying to help the Whites in Clay County). When will the people of Burkesville wake up and realize this man is a crook and not out to help them????
  • by pc Location: harlan on May 16, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    David Williams is just crying like a big baby. he is upset because the projects he has promised people in his own community. If David Williams wants to run the state then he needs to run for governor. Oh, i forgot, noboby likes him.
  • by southeastern kentucky Location: same on May 16, 2008 at 11:59 AM
    I say we see how many indictments we can get against Beshear at one time. They seemed to enjoy this when Fletcher took office.
  • by Nimrod Location: east ky. on May 16, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    David Williams needs to drink his Mare's milk and be quit. to the victor goes the spoils.

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