FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved the measure Tuesday, the second day of a special legislative session called to get the measure passed.
Gov. Steve Beshear called lawmakers back to Frankfort to pass legislation to appropriate money for road construction projects, and to curb overdose deaths from widespread prescription drug abuse in the state.
The special session will cost $60,000 a day. Logistically, Kentucky lawmakers need a minimum of five days to get legislation through both the House and Senate. If lawmakers can wrap up their work by the end of this week, the cost of the session would be some $300,000.