Pending Legislation

By Associated Press | 

State lawmakers still have plenty of work to do before the end of the 2007 General Assembly.

Lawmakers have proposed nearly 800 bills for consideration since the session began, but only two have passed through both chambers of the assembly.

One would rename a strip of Interstate 65 in Louisville to honor Martin Luther King Junior. The other would raise speed limits on some of the state's highways.

There has been much discussion but little action on several high-profile bills, including an increase in the state's minimum wage. Lawmakers also haven't reached an accord on whether cervical cancer vaccinations should be required for school girls.

Governor Ernie Fletcher's proposals have hit similar snags. Among Fletcher's proposals is a financial incentive aimed at keeping Ford in Kentucky and a 250 (M) million dollar spending package.