Senate President David Williams has endured some pretty bizarre attacks. He has even deserved some of them. But I can’t begin to figure out what planet WHAS reporter Mark Hebert is coming from trying to blame Williams for creating the last-minute logjam in the General Assembly because he didn’t sign nine passed bills until April 2.
You won’t hear any of Williams political opponents try to make hay out of this because they would be laughed off the stage. The timing of Williams’ signing of the nine bills had no meaning whatsoever. All the bills were already passed and could not have possibly played a role in any last-minute General Assembly strife.
If anything, this sorry episode might help make the case for creating more legislative transparency so the public is less dependent on the big media filter. If you are looking for a way to keep track of Frankfort lawmaking, you might go over to Kentucky Votes and set up a free account.