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With Clock Ticking, Lawmakers Edge Closer To Road Plan Compromise

Lawmakers are reporting progress on a biennial road plan.

The General Assembly adjourned Monday locked in a stalemate over the construction spending plan.

Leaders in both chambers lobbed criticisms at one another – with House Speaker Greg Stumbo scolding the Senate for scheduling a dinner at the Frankfort Country Club Monday evening and Senate president Robert Stivers suggesting several House members spent the two-week veto recess distracted by the Final Four.

But Senate Minority Leader RJ Palmer tells reporters there is a tentative deal on the big projects.

"My understanding is that, as far as the mega projects, they've come to agreement on that. Now it's more of the local projects. They're trying to mesh all that together," he says.

Lawmakers are scrambling to reach a compromise deal as the session officially comes to an end at midnight tonight.

If a road plan is not approved, the General Assembly would likely be called back for a special session.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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