First Day of General Assembly

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Rep. Jim Decesare (R) 21st says: "Well it's our first day back so everybody's excited to see each other, but we're ready to get to work. We've got a lot of big items on our plate this go around."

The members of Kentucky's General Assembly met briefly to hear some of those issues on the table. Members of the House of Representatives say they are focused on passing a budget.

Rep. Brent Yonts, (D) 15th, says: "The budget is always the case in an even numbered year. And the shortage of money, we're going to have to be very wise."

Rep. Steve Nunn, (R) 23rd, says: "Pass a budget. That's all. That's the main focus to me. Pass a budget and do something for public education because we're falling behind."

The budget is also a major concern for senators from our area. Carroll Gibson says he wants to see Munfordville get the money it needs to open a new elementary school.

Sen. Gibson, 5th, says: "But we had a tornado in the fall and we’re running a little short getting that school started. We're trying to receive an extra million dollars to get that school started."

Now that he's chairman of the new transportation committee, Senator Brett Guthrie hopes to allocate those funds toward roads in our area.

Sen. Guthrie, (R) 32nd, says: "We're working on a budget a six year road plan budget as chairman of the transportation committee."

Passing a budget is something Senator Richie Sanders is confident will happen in the 2006 General Assembly.

Sanders, (R) 9th, says: "I'm sure we'll get a budget passed for this session."


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