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Governor, House Leaders Schedule Talks For Monday


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Governor Fletcher is scheduled to talk
with House leaders on Monday in an effort to get a special
legislative session back on track.
House lawmakers adjourned shortly after the session began
yesterday without taking any action. They said Fletcher's decision
to call them back to Frankfort was unnecessary and too costly to be
justified.
Fletcher says it's clear that the lawmakers are playing
politics.
One of the major items on the agenda is passage of financial
incentives for Peabody Energy. The company is interested in
building a three (B) billion-dollar plant to convert coal to
synthetic natural gas.
House Speaker Jody Richards said, when they adjourned, that they
have no intention of coming back for a session that could cost
taxpayers two-and-a-half (M) million dollars to deal with issues
that can wait until lawmakers return in January.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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