© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Special Session Underway In Frankfort

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public RadioA special session of the Kentucky General Assembly has begun in Frankfort.Breaking the House and Senate impasse over a new state budget is at the top of the agendaSenate President David Williams sees no big problems with a compromise spending plan crafted by Governor Steve Beshear. Hoping to conclude the session before weeks’ end, Williams says both chambers are working quickly on budget bills.“If we advance it forward it will show the intent of the senate to pass that bill without getting into any kind of situation that would be confrontational or disagreeable,” he said.Williams says he still has concerns about the House version of the state road plan, but it shoudn't stall the session.Lawmakers will also consider unemployment insurance legislation and an expansion of the state's liquor sampling law which could come into play for the World Equestrian Games.

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.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.