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Gov. Beshear: Support Remains Light For Special Session

Kentucky LRC

It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January.  State legislators had barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation.  The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic. 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said Wednesday he doesn't anticipate calling general assembly members back over the next six months.

"I think that most legislators have concluded that they really are ready to wait until January in order to address any unfinished business," said Beshear.  "There's always unfinished business when you come out of a session and I just don't find any sentiment for a special session from a vast majority of the house or senate members."

Meantime, reflecting on the just-completed primary election, the Democratic governor says he remains confident the Kentucky House will keep its Democratic majority in the fall. That advantage currently stands at 54 to

"We have some great candidates that are not gonna get ready for the fall.  I feel good about the probability that we'll be able to maintain control of the House and perhaps even add a couple of seats to that majority, so I'm looking forward to November," said Beshear.

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