FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has wasted no time in
calling lawmakers back to Frankfort next week for a special
legislative session to pass a transportation budget and a
prescription abuse bill.
Lawmakers adjourned this year's legislative session late
Thursday night without completing work on those two pieces of
legislation. On Friday, Beshear called lawmakers back for a special
session to begin Monday.
Beshear blamed Republican Senate President David Williams for
thwarting passage of the bills. Williams pointed his finger back at
Beshear, claiming he was playing politics.
Kentucky's divided legislature has a history of ending annual
legislative sessions without budget agreements. The state's last
three budgets were adopted in special legislative sessions called
after they'd failed to reach accords on spending plans.
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