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Report: Beshear May Call Brief Special Session

A special session of the Kentucky General Assembly is possible before Christmas, according to a published report.The Kentucky Gazette in Frankfort is reporting Gov. Steve Beshear may call a special session if Kentucky can land a proposed Harley-Davidson plant.The Milwaukee-based motorcycle company is considering relocating a manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania, to Shelbyville.The Gazette says the Harley-Davidson board meets December 1 and if it approves the relocation, Kentucky lawmakers would need to sign-off on a state economic incentives package.The newspaper says Gov. Beshear has told legislative leaders to keep the week of December 14 open.The governor’s office confirms talks with Harley-Davidson continue, and says if a special session should become necessary, the economic incentives package would be the only item on the agenda.

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.