Ky. lawmakers return to Frankfort for legislative session

Kentucky lawmakers returned to Frankfort on Tuesday to begin the 2015 legislative session.

Democrats in the House of Representatives are expected to re-elect Rep. Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg as House Speaker. Republicans will elect new leaders following a disappointing election season where they did not reduce the Democrats’ eight seat majority.

The state Senate begins the session with the largest Republican majority in history. Democrats and Republicans have already elected their leaders, so Senators could begin work on legislation this week, including a bill that would combat heroin overdose deaths.

Lawmakers are scheduled to meet through Friday before taking a two week break. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear will give his final State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday. Beshear cannot run for re-election because of term limits.

You can watch Beshear’s address on KET by clicking here. It will air at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

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