House Dems Lay Out 2007 Legislative Plans

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Democratic lawmakers' legislative plans for 2007 include increasing the state's minimum wage and limiting the governor's power to issue pardons.

The plan touted today by Speaker Jody Richards included more than a dozen topics Democrats intend to push during the early days of the legislature's 30-day session. The session began this week.

Richards says the House should be able to pass them quickly.

Richards says 12 of the 15 current proposals had previously passed the House but did not become law. Three others, including the idea to limit gubernatorial pardoning powers, did not clear House muster when previously proposed.

Lawmakers will convene tomorrow before taking an approximately month-long break.

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