Regional
2:48 pm
Fri July 23, 2004

Scorsone to Hold Public Forum on Human Rights Commission Issue

Lexington, KY – State Senator Ernesto Scorsone is planning to hold
a public forum Monday, to get public input on Governor
Fletcher's proposed changes to the Kentucky Commission
on Human Rights. The Democrat from Lexington says
concerns from the public should be heard, before
major changes are put into place.

In a telephone interview with Western's Public Radio,
Scorsone said he had heard from " a lot of people" who
are unhappy with the proposed changes. The state
lawmaker says a public forum has been scheduled
for Monday, July 26th, at five p.m., eastern time. The
forum will be held in the Council Chambers of the
Lexington/Fayette County Government Center.

In related news, Governor Fletcher says he had a
productive meeting with some black leaders yesterday
afternoon. He is now planning to appoint a commission
to study various ways the Kentucky Commission on
Human Rights could be re-organized.