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Special Session Begins July 19 for Quasi-Agency and University Pension Relief Bill

Cultural Landscape Foundation

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that he will convene the Kentucky General Assembly into special session, beginning this Friday, July 19 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Since the conclusion of the 2019 Regular Session, Gov. 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 one-half months ago, the Governor 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 our 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.

(provided by Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor's Office)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."