Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up this year’s legislative session this weekend.
The final day of work Saturday (4/14) included two bills with last-minute changes to spending and tax policies. The bills sped through the Senate and House and are headed to Governor Matt Bevin. He has authority to veto any of the changes and lawmakers wouldn’t be able to attempt an override.
The day included an extraordinary rebuke of Bevin’s incendiary remarks toward teachers. The GOP-led Kentucky House approved a pair of resolutions condemning Bevin’s comments Friday (4/13) that children were sexually abused while teachers rallied at the state Capitol.
Lawmakers sifted through a stack of bills to cap a tumultuous session that began in January. The sixty day session will be remembered for massive teacher protests, divisions among ruling Republicans over the budget and tax bills, work on a pension overhaul and a sexual harassment scandal that ensnared then-Speaker Jeff Hoover.