Did you know the special legislative session recently called by Gov. Beshear is costing Kentuckians $60,000 per day?
Hmm…how could we possibly find the funds to keep the maintenance of Kentucky’s highways and bridges out of the red? Well to start, maybe the top dogs in Frankfort could drop the political jockeying we’ve had to put up with over the first four months of 2012 and and get the state’s business done in the time allotted by the constitution of the Commonwealth. That’s a $60,000 per day solution. Not bad, especially considering last year’s special bonus session lasted 18 days – a grand total of over $1 million.
Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, summed it up: “To have a special session just to complete work that should have been done during the context of the regular session is really pretty sad,” Simpson said. “It’s not as if we were busy during the 60 days.”
Well put, Representative.