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Special Session Of The KY Legislature Begins Monday

The state legislature returns to Frankfort to answer Governor Fletcher's call for a special session.

They'll have a full plate of issues to discuss.

Each day of the special session is expected to cost tax payers 60,000 dollars.

So lawmakers have good reason to want to come to a conclusion as quickly as possible.

With the number items on the governor's list, some say it's going to be difficult to resolve in a speedy manner.

A lot of the issues on the five page agenda were raised during the regular session, prompting democrats to question the need to bring the same issues back.

The governor says this time will be different...

One of the projects the governor and republicans would like to see tackled immediately is the issue of giving Peabody a tax incentive to bring an alternative energy plant to the commonwealth.

Democrats don't have the same urgency when it comes to that issue.

One key lawmaker indicated that democrats may adjourn the session as soon as it starts without even considering any of the governor's items.

Republicans say that would be unconstitutional and they would ask the democrats to reconsider such actions.


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