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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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