Legislators: Talks On Energy Tax Incentive Plan Progressing

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislative leaders plan to continue
meeting Thursday to try to reach an agreement on an energy measure
designed to lure a coal gasification plant to Kentucky.

Lawmakers met for about five and a half hours last night and say
they're closer to settling their differences.

House Speaker Jody Richards says lawmakers made progress and
that talks will resume Thursday with a possible special session
looming by the start of next week.

House and Senate leaders are offering no new details on the

Richards and Senate President David Williams claim they're
optimistic they can ratchet out an agreement soon.

State lawmakers have spent the summer considering a proposal
that calls for $300 million in tax breaks for the plant.

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