Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Senate OKs proposal to cut sessions

Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Kentucky lawmakers would spend less time in session under a proposal that passed the Senate with bipartisan support on Wednesday.

The proposed change to the state constitution aims to cut the amount of time lawmakers are in session by a third over each two-year period.

Senate President Robert Stivers said his proposal would save money and encourage more people to run for legislative seats.

Lawmakers now meet for 90 days every two years, which takes them away from jobs and their families for months at a time, he said.

"There are people in this chamber, as we stand here and sit here today, that have thought about leaving or are leaving because we are no longer a citizen legislature," said Stivers, R-Manchester.

The measure cleared the Republican-led Senate on a 34-3 vote and now goes to the Democratic-run House. The proposed revisions to the legislative calendar would go on the November ballot for Kentucky voters to decide if it clears the General Assembly.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha ed43309df44a485b973d6665dca132a0
Top Classifieds
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • Rottweiler Pups - Mom AKCRegistered5 ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • Downsizing Due To HealthAntique furni ... Details
  • Bedroom Suites New in Boxes. 6pc. che ... Details
  • 1 acre corner lot Kevil $12000 270488 ... Details
  • Single wide with W/D, gas range, refr ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • 2009 H-D XL883L. Windshields, Aux. Li ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Marshall County Quad Meet results
  2. Sports on television
  3. Local sports schedule
  1. Three injured in McCracken collision
  2. Text messages lead to drug arrest
  3. State’s production of coal, job numbers continue to decline
  1. Marshall County Quad Meet results
  2. Sports on television
  3. Local sports schedule
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...