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Beshear: Session "Disappointing" In Many Ways

From Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is expressing some disappointment with the outcome of the 2008 legislative session. Lawmakers left Frankfort without passing pension and ethics reforms sought by the governor, after earlier failing to embrace his call for casino gambling.Will he call them back to Frankfort for a special session?"We haven’t made any decision on the idea of a special session at all," Beshear said. We’ll let the dust settle and look at everything that’s passed and revue everything and then down the road we’ll see if it makes any sense to try to address these issues."Beshear says probably the biggest legislative accomplishment of the 60-day session was passage of a $19 billion biennial state budget, but he wishes lawmakers had included some new revenue options.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.