The General Assembly is now recessed for a 10-day veto period and will return on March 25 for the final two days of the 2013 Session. While consensus hasn’t been reached on important bills dealing with the public employee pension reform, industrial hemp and military overseas absentee voting, the Senate is ready and willing to work on these unresolved issues.
Although several major issues are still pending, the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work early this past week, and for a “short” legislative session, there is a fairly long list of key bills that have made it to Governor Beshear’s desk.
The 2013 General Assembly Session is nearing its end with the Senate still working hard to ensure important bills and resolutions are being considered and passed. Last week, the Senate addressed issues related to education, victim protection, and drugs, among others.
One of the cardinal rules of every legislative session is that as the calendar gets shorter, the number of working hours each day invariably grows longer.
Last week, the last full one on the General Assembly’s schedule, proved to be no different.
It began on a high note, when on Tuesday Gov. Beshear signed into law legislation making some minor but needed changes to last year’s landmark ‘pill mill’ legislation, which has already played a major role in cutting back the illegal tide of prescription drugs that kills three Kentuckians a day.
Laura G. (Dolly) Brock and her late husband, Claude Alex Brock, were the longest, continuous, family-owned county newspaper publishers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Dolly, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013.
Following the mass shooting at Newtown, Conn., I learned that there is not as much ground as I assumed between me and most gun rights advocates. Polls of National Rifle Association members helped me see this.