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Beshear calls special session to take up flood relief

Karyn Czar

Gov. Andy Beshear says he’s calling Kentucky’s legislature into a special session to take up a relief package for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. Josh James has the story.

The Democratic governor says the special session will begin at noon EDT Wednesday. The decision to reconvene the GOP-led legislature comes after discussions among lawmakers and Beshear’s administration. Beshear tweeted that the “productive conversations” resulted in an agreement. The governor didn’t immediately offer details of the relief package to be presented to lawmakers. But he said that together, state leaders can provide the “support and relief” that eastern Kentucky needs.