House Democrats Question Fletcher's Special Session Plans

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Speaker Jody Richards is concerned
about the cost of calling lawmakers into special session and says
his chamber has the option of convening and dismissing on the same
day.
That's a move that could save taxpayers at least 300-thousand
dollars.
Richards and other Democratic lawmakers have been sparring with
Governor Fletcher and other Republican leaders over the need for a
special session. Some Democrats even questioned today whether
politics was the prime motivator for Fletcher, who is in the middle
of a governor's race.
Fletcher has said he intends to call the special session next
week to approve tax incentives for coal-conversion plants looking
to build in Kentucky. Richards says the matter isn't urgent and
should be put off until lawmakers meet in regular session next
January.

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