Politics
5:59 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Special Session Ends

Kentucky Public Radio reporter Josh James reports that lawmakers in Frankfort are headed home now that the week long special session has concluded. The two bills up for consideration passed, providing funding for the state’s transportation department and delivering a modified piece of legislation intended to crack down on pill mills. 

The latter succeeded thanks to a last minute compromise that kept Kentucky’s online drug history database under the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, but ensured funding for its expansion.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said this year’s session was productive but unnecessary. A special session has been called in Frankfort each of the last seven years.