Regional
12:47 pm
Tue June 15, 2004

Fletcher Says Special Session Could be Called After June 30th

Frankfort, KY – If Kentucky lawmakers would agree to the approach, Governor
Ernie Fletcher says a special legislative session could
be called----even after the end of the fiscal year.
The current state budget expires at the end of June, and
the new fiscal year begins July first.

State spending beyond June 30th is uncertain, because
the 2004 General Assembly failed to pass a budget
before adjourning in April. Fletcher says he has set no
"drop-dead" date to bring lawmakers back to Frankfort
to fix the problem.

Fletcher, who is a Republican, has said he will maintain
state government on an executive spending plan that he
expects to outline later this month.