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Kentucky Legislative Session Resumes

From Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeighOnly two days remain in the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, which resumes today in Frankfort.Unless House Democrats waive a new rule limiting action in the final days to veto overrides, there won’t be much for lawmakers to do today and tomorrow. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Democrats will caucus on the issue shortly after they convene.“Our caucus told us, collectively, that it wanted the rules to be adhered to during this session. And we’ve done everything that we can do to see that that has been done,” Stumbo said.The only thing the governor vetoed was a line item in the road plan, which legislative leaders didn’t resist. Senate President David Williams has already served notice that unless the rules in the House are waived, the Senate will act on some gubernatorial appointments today and then adjourn for the year. Among legislation still awaiting final votes is the governor’s economic incentives plan and a supplemental spending bill.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.