Ky. Lawmakers Back at the Capitol

Kentucky lawmakers were back at the Capitol on July 30, 2007, where their primary responsibility was to adjourn .

The House and Senate met in Frankfort this afternoon, where they adjourned until mid-August.

Governor Ernie Fletcher called the General Assembly into a special session in early July, but the House adjourned without addressing any issues on the agenda.

Those included tax incentives for a proposed coal-gasification plant in Kentucky, an income-tax break for military families
and a ban on domestic partner benefits for state university employees.

About 250 people filled the Capitol Rotunda on July 30, at a rally calling on lawmakers to ban domestic partner benefits.

Executive Director of the Family Foundation Kent Ostrander said Kentucky is facing a constitutional crisis over the matter.

Senate President David Williams spoke at the rally. He noted the Senate passed legislation addressing all of Fletcher's items, including the proposed benefits ban.

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