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Lawmakers Looking To Withhold Special Session Pay

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State lawmakers haven't been working much
lately, but are still getting paid nearly 200 dollars a day.
House speaker Jody Richards says legislative leaders may take a
necessary step to stop collecting their special session pay.
Richards says the 16-member Legislative Research Commission is
scheduled to meet tomorrow and it may consider a plan that would
allow lawmakers to forgo at least three weeks of pay.
He says legislators do not want to be paid,
Governor Fletcher called lawmakers into a special session in
early July to deal with issues including tax breaks for companies
looking to build alternative energy power plants in Kentucky.

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


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