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2012 General Assembly
Tue April 17, 2012
Retiring Lawmakers Discuss Special Session
Kentucky lawmakers along with Governor Steve Beshear are getting an earful from their constituents about yet another special legislative session. It’s unclear how long lawmakers will be in Frankfort to try and iron out an agreement about funding road projects. And Senator Jack Westwood says taxpayers are making their voices heard.
“Cause all of us are hearing from the folks back home, who are very upset and angry…that they’re sending us back…we once again couldn’t get it done in the 60 days allotted, so here we are back doing the business at 60 thousand dollars a day.”
Mayfield Representative Fred Nessler says too often, heavy issues get tangled together right at the end of a session.
“We shouldn’t be waiting until the 59th day, or certainly the 60th day to try to solve some of the most sensitive issues that we have, those are the things we should have been doing by the 58th day.”
Joining Nessler and Westwood on the program were Representatives Lonnie Napier and Mike Cherry along with Senator Jack Westwood. They have a combined 75 years of service in the legislature. You can hear a full broadcast of KET’s Kentucky Tonight on WKMS every Tuesday at noon.