road plan http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41912 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/19/150984878/pants-trend-makes-a-red-hot-statement">What is up with all the red pants lately?</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>State Legislation</strong>:</p><p>Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s latest action on the state <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/williams-says-governors-actions-will-not-extend-special-session">road plan</a> will not lead to an extended special session.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:25:33 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17701 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/19/12 Williams Says Governor's Actions Will Not Extend Special Session http://wkms.org/post/williams-says-governors-actions-will-not-extend-special-session <p><font>Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s latest action on the state road plan will not lead to an extended special session.<br /><br /> Governor Steve Beshear has changed the two-year road plan to give projects in Williams&rsquo;s district a lower priority. Those were the only modifications the governor made.<br /> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:19:06 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17687 at http://wkms.org Williams Says Governor's Actions Will Not Extend Special Session Beshear Signs the Six Year Road Plan http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-six-year-road-plan <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear signed the six-year road plan on Wednesday, but line-item vetoed projects in a two-year plan only in Senate President David Williams&#39; district.<br /><br /> According to the governor&#39;s office, the vetoes in the shorter plan were necessary because Williams moved his projects to the front of the line. The changes to the legislation cut $49.7 million worth of projects in Williams&#39;s district and restore the funding to its original levels.<br /> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:34:33 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17682 at http://wkms.org Beshear Signs the Six Year Road Plan House Approves Road Plan, Pill Bill http://wkms.org/post/house-approves-road-plan-pill-bill <p><font>The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed both bills on its agenda for this year&rsquo;s special session.<br /><br /> House lawmakers approved both the road plan funding bill and a measure to crack down on prescription pill abuse today by wide margins.<br /><br /> The more contentious of the two bills was the prescription pill legislation. The House and Senate reached a compromise at the end of the regular session, but the House chose to introduce the original and tougher form for the special session.<br /> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:59:20 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17681 at http://wkms.org House Approves Road Plan, Pill Bill Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41212 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/12/150497103/the-monkey-business-of-recognizing-language"> New research shows that first-graders and baboons have at least one thing in common.</a></p><p><strong>State Governments:</strong></p><p>Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/road-plan-approved">massive road construction plan</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:38:55 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17618 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12 Road Plan Approved http://wkms.org/post/road-plan-approved <p>Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a massive road construction plan. Senate Democratic Floor Leader R.J. Palmer says lawmakers reached the agreement around 2AM today which is the final day of this year&#39;s legislative session. Legislators were scheduled to vote on the plan this afternoon. The plan includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years and more than $10 million worth over the next 6 years. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:28:02 +0000 Chad Lampe 17612 at http://wkms.org House Budget Committee Passes Road Plan http://wkms.org/post/house-budget-committee-passes-road-plan <p>The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth.<br /><br />The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet&#39;s operating budget today.<br /><br />The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway.<br /><br />Bill sponsor Sannie Overly didn&#39;t offer specific details about the committee&#39;s changes to the measures, but says there are some.<br /> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:11:37 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17267 at http://wkms.org