Thayer believes General Assembly must focus on handful of important issues in 2017

12/22/2016 03:14 PM

As Republicans get ready to take over the General Assembly as the majority for the first time in 95 years, GOP leaders say that it’s time to give the people of Kentucky what they wanted when they chose to vote Republican.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, believes that the Senate, House and Gov. Matt Bevin need to be partners in delivering on the promises that they made to the voters of the commonwealth.

“I think during a 30 day session, we have to focus on a handful of really important issues that will unleash the economic giant that Kentucky deserves to be, and will be once we unleash the shackles that have been put on us by years of inertia in Frankfort,” Thayer said.

Thayer, who has served in the Senate since 2003, says issues like repealing prevailing wage for public construction projects, right to work, school choice, and some form of tort reform should all be on the table when the new session begins on January 3.

“It’s time for us to lead,” Thayer said. “We don’t have Greg Stumbo or Steve Beshear to blame it on anymore, the people have given us a great deal of responsibility and they put their confidence in us to deliver for them.”

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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