UPDATE: Subzero temperatures and hazardous driving conditions cause lawmakers to cancel session until Monday

03/05/2015 07:39 AM

FRANKFORT — After calling off legislative business in the wake of double-digit snowfall on Thursday, state House and Senate leaders have decided against meeting for the remainder of the week.

The Legislative Research Commission announced the cancellation in a news release, citing power outages, subzero temperatures and unsafe driving conditions. Snowfall in Frankfort topped 14 inches in some areas, according to weather reports.

LRC staff and lawmakers who can travel may report back to work Friday, the release states.

Legislators had been scheduled to break for the 10-day veto recess Tuesday, but leaders in both chambers agreed to push the veto period’s start to next Thursday.

Regardless of the change, lawmakers still expect to adjourn sine die by March 24, abbreviating an already short, 30-day session to 28 days, according to a revised schedule released by the LRC.


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