Break in the Session
There’s currently a break in the action. State lawmakers don’t return to Frankfort until February 5th. They’ll face three pressing issues…tax reform, underfunded public pensions, and legislative redistricting. The governor has already mentioned special sessions are a possibility, but, House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover doesn’t want to wait to begin the discussion.
“I could see the possibility of special sessions, but you know, that’s why I have said for some time now that we have to begin talking about pension reform and tax reform and these things now rather than later,” said Hoover.
House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins agrees early discussion can build political momentum for a solution, but doubts major legislation such as tax and pension reforms can be addressed this winter.
“We’ve got two weeks on the house side, two weeks on the senate side to get a bill through the process and that’s very difficult to do, even with all everything’s agreed do and everybody’s on board,” said Adkins.
Adkins predicts the governor will speak this month with legislative leaders about building a consensus on key issues.