Legislative update: Still working on Road Fund, Senate concurs on pseudoephedrine bill

03/30/2012 03:55 PM

House and Senate leaders say the road fund has hit a snag in negoatiations and will have to be worked out over the next two recess weeks.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, said he doubted they would reach an agreement on the road plan Friday, but something could be put together by April 12th – the last veto day of the 2012 session.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D- Prestonsburg, said ,“right now it’s over-programmed to the point the legislature doesn’t have the say so it needs. What we have to do is cut it back.” Stumbo said both sides would meet through the recess on a “workable” plan.

Senate approves House changes to pseudoephedrine bill

A bill limiting the amount of pseudoephedrine containing medicines consumers can buy without a prescription was given the final nod by the Senate and sent to Gov. Beshear Friday.

Senate Bill 3 picked up a few changes in the House and the bill’s sponsor Sen. Robert Stivers made a motion to approve those changes:

The Senate voted 28-9 in favor of the House changes to the bill.

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 nicholas.storm@charter.com.


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