Grocery list worth of major bills left for the final day of the 2012 Ky. General Assembly

04/11/2012 06:25 PM

The Kentucky General Assembly has 14-short hours from the time the Senate convenes at 10 a.m. Thursday to check off a grocery list of legislation that’s still hanging around at the end of a grueling 60-day legislative session.

Approving road construction projects and the transportation cabinet’s $2.4 billion budget is at the top of the list.

Gov. Steve Beshear issued a statement earlier in the week urging passage, adding that the state can’t afford a special session if they fail to agree Thursday.

“More than any other time in our state’s history, our state’s economic lifeblood depends on a safe and reliable road system, and jeopardizing the passage of the road plan would threaten both the safety of our roads and the ability of our businesses to function efficiently,” Beshear said.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said simply on Wednesday night: “We’re coming in tomorrow, and if there is any way to resolve this road plan, we’re committed to staying as long as necessary to wrap things up.”

They have until midnight for that and several other major bills dealing with children’s issues, prescription pills and scholarships:

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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