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Beshear: Little Momentum For Special Legislative Session

Josh James

Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday he's unlikely to call a special session to pass bills combating heroin use and overhauling state ethics laws.

Beshear told reporters he would only call another session if Republican and Democratic leaders agreed to pass certain legislation. The governor said he did not sense an overwhelming desire for a special session after speaking with leaders from both parties.

Still, Republican Senate President Robert Stivers has signaled openness to a special session to pass the heroin bill. Likewise, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo has asked the governor for another chance to pass ethics reform following the Legislative Ethics Commission's decision to not punish a state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

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