Kentucky lawmakers reconvene for last day of the session


Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have one more day to pass a stack of controversial bills before the legislative session ends.
Proposals include a measure to reform the state's underfunded pension system and legislation to legalize hemp farming.
Lawmakers also could try to override a gubernatorial veto. Citing concerns about civil rights protections, Gov. Steve Beshear shot down a bill to better protect in court people who claim the government infringes on their religious freedom. The Senate said it's prepared to override while the House is discussing what it will do.
Other bills include one to allow military members serving overseas to vote via email. The Democratic-led House also is trying pass its redistricting plan, which pits Republican against Republican in several districts.

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