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Williams Optimistic Budget Will Pass During Special Session

Senate President David Williams
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Senate President David Williams

By Tony McVeigh


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Senate President David Williams remains optimistic the Kentucky House and Senate eventually will reach agreement on a new biennial budget. After lawmakers left Frankfort last week without passing a spending plan, Gov. Beshear promised to bring them back next month for a special session.

The Republican Williams already has a time line in mind.

"I would prefer that the special session be after the primary election. I believe that after the primary election, there will be some voter adjustment of attitudes," Williams said.

The primary is Tuesday, May 18th.

Williams also would like Gov. Beshear to add charter schools to the agenda of the special session, but Beshear has made no decision on the suggestion. Only governors may call special sessions in Kentucky and set their agendas.