The sponsor of a bill aimed at strengthening Kentucky's mine safety laws has withdrawn his support for the legislation.
State representative Brent Yonts says it had been "gutted" by a committee. Yonts says he isn't killing the legislation, but won't push it either.
House Speaker Jody Richards says the bill would strengthen mine safety laws, and legislators would continue working on the proposal.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.