Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced that he plans to call a special session later in spring to deal with the current lack of a budget. In addition he is doing a of campaigning to discuss what life would be like without a state budget: a government shutdown.
Beshear recommended to lawmakers that they not raise taxes as well as not increase state debt. This sounds like a desire to be accountable and fiscally responsible. I can only hope that this rhetoric carries through to action in the special session.
Charter school legislation is also a possible topic of discussion for a special session making this a potentially interesting spring in Frankfort. Let’s hope the state legislature can do it’s constitutionally mandated job this time as we pay them more money since they couldn’t get it done during the regular session.