Reaching Out

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Senate President David Williams was irked at House leaders for ending the 2009 session a day early, but tempered his criticism with praise for the session's bipartisan spirit. He particularly singled out the leaders of his own chamber.

"This body, in the last several sessions, has really experienced what it means to come out with a consensus in the Senate, whether it be dealing with our issues in our pensions, or our budget, or our road plan or all these other things."

In the House, majority and minority leaders also rose to offer praise for their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. Noting the cooperative spirit, Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover singled out Speaker Greg Stumbo, who was presiding over his first session as the House's top leader.