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Bevin to convene Kentucky General Assembly into special session beginning this Friday

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that he will convene the Kentucky General Assembly into special session beginning this Friday (July 19) at 8 a.m.

Gov. Matt Bevin

Since the conclusion of the 2019 Regular Session, Bevin and his team have worked closely with state legislators preparing for a special session to save Kentucky’s quasi-agencies, including regional universities, health departments, domestic violence centers, and community health centers, from the financial stress caused by the state’s looming public pension crisis.

Two and a half months ago, Bevin publicly introduced a proposal to provide immediate fiscal relief to the state’s quasi-agencies and provide long-term options that will offer these organizations the ability to continue operation and save critical community services. This bill has been thoroughly vetted and improved with input from legislators. It is the only fiscally responsible plan that provides the regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies with a path to a sustainable future.

A proclamation will be issued later this week in accordance with Section 80 of the Kentucky Constitution.

From Governor’s Office

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