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Clock Ticking Down On This Legislative Session

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 17:19:40-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– The clock is running out for lawmakers in Frankfort this year. Last minute changes could still be made, which is making teachers nervous.

Lawmakers only have a few hours left to do anything this legislative session, which is not a lot of time. Teachers worry that something unexpected could still happen, so some visited the Capitol Thursday to keep their eyes on lawmakers.

Some teachers showed up as early as 7:30 a.m. There were no sick outs called today in the Commonwealth.

A last-minute Senate budget committee meeting caused some anxiety this morning. When changes are made this late in the session, it usually means lawmakers are adding thins into a bill last minute. While that did not happen during the meeting, some teachers tell LEX 18 that they are nervous because they do not trust many of our lawmakers.

“They took that trust from us last year so we’re watching closely. We’ve made phone calls, done our emails, and hoping that they’ll listen,” said retired Casey County teacher Lydia Coffey.

Once the day is over, lawmakers can only come back if the governor calls a special session.