House, Senate leaders continue meeting about budget shortfall

House and Senate leaders met yesterday to continue their discussion about the state’s $456 million budget shortfall. 

This is the latest in a series of meetings headed by Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, and few details about what’s being discussed are being shared, though those involved say the meetings have been productive. 

“I will tell you I’ve never seen a time in my 20-something years in the General Assembly and my 10 years in leadership where I saw more sincere cooperation, negotiation and condor than we have right now,” Williams told reporters after exiting the 4-hour meeting in the Capitol Annex, according to an article by CNHI’s Ronnie Ellis.

Leaders will be briefing the House and Senate A&R committees today, and will be meeting again on Monday, according to Stephenie Steitzer with the Courier-Journal. 

Lawmakers are scheduled to return to Frankfort Tuesday to resume this year’s session, which has 26 working days remaining.

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