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GOP House members ask Kentucky governor not to call session

GOP House members ask Kentucky governor not to call session

WMSK Staff

December 7th, 2017

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky GOP House members are asking Republican Gov. Matt Bevin not to call a special legislative session on pension reform before the end of the year.
The Courier Journal reports that a large majority of House Republicans sent a letter making the request Wednesday.
House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne said the letter expressed the lawmakers’ desire to address the pension crisis but not during a special session.
Majority Leader Jonathan Shell said of the 64 members of the House GOP caucus, at least 45 signed the letter during a retreat Wednesday. He said eight lawmakers couldn’t attend the retreat.
Bevin has said all year that he would call a session before year’s end. His office didn’t immediately respond to an email from the newspaper seeking a response to the lawmakers’ letter.
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(Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com)

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