Fletcher Calls Special Session

He’s been talking about it for weeks, but on July 2, 2007, Governor Ernie Fletcher has officially called for a special session.

Fletcher signed an executive order, calling for a special session beginning on July 5, in Frankfort.

He said the session is necessary to provide tax incentives for coal conversion plants looking to build in Kentucky.

The Peabody Energy Corporation is considering building a coal conversion plant that could cost up to $3 billion and create up to 800 full-time jobs.

Last week House Speaker Jody Richards left open the possibility, House lawmakers have the option of convening and dismissing on the same day without taking action on the measure.

Lawmakers are also expected to address capital projects an income tax break for active duty and reserve military families and domestic partner health insurance benefits at public universities.

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