Government
8:08 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Kentucky House Expected to Vote Wednesday on 2 Key Bills

The Kentucky House has tentatively scheduled floor votes today on a transportation budget and a prescription drug abuse bill.  Both measures passed out of House committees yesterday.  Once the House has finished, the Senate will review the measures intended to appropriate money for road construction projects and to curb overdose deaths from widespread prescription drug abuse in the state.  Lawmakers have been meeting in special legislative session since Monday at a cost of more than $60,000 a day. Governor Steve Beshear called the special session to pass the two bills that didn't get through during a regular session that ended last week.  Logistically, Kentucky lawmakers need a minimum of five days to get legislation through both the House and Senate.