Kentucky Senate Passes Energy Bill

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Senate lawmakers have passed a bill that would provide financial incentives to companies that convert coal to cleaner burning fuels.

House lawmakers have refused to take part in a special legislative session where the issue is being discussed, so it appears unlikely that the measure has a chance of becoming law.

The energy bill and other initiatives on the agenda would have to be approved by both the Senate and House and signed by Governor
Fletcher to become law.

The energy bill passed 34-to-one.

The Senate also passing a bill that would ban domestic partner benefits at state universities. But the passage might be useless because it needs to get through both houses of the assembly before heading to Governor Fletcher's office.

Democratic lawmakers say Governor Fletcher's decision to call them back to Frankfort was unnecessary and too costly to be justified. They
adjourned without taking any action shortly after the session began

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