Members of the budget conference committee to begin work on Friday

03/22/2018 03:33 PM

FRANKFORT – The members of the House and Senate conference committees on the budget were named on Thursday and expect to begin their negotiations on Friday morning for House Bill 200 and the accompanying budget bills.

The House conference committee members are Rep. Dennis Rudy, R-Paducah, Rep.Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster, Rep. David Meade, R-Stanford, Rep. Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, Speaker Pro Tem Rep. David Osborne, R-Prospect, Rep. John Carney, R-Campbellsville, Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, Rep. Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, Rep. Wilson Stone, D-Scottsville, and Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder.

Senate members include Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, Sen. Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, and the committee will be chaired by Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, who says work will begin on Friday morning.

“We’ll go through the document form start to finish, every line from every version that’s been presented so far, obviously we’ve got three different documents to get through starting tomorrow and we’ll go from there,” McDaniel said.

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