Legislature goes home early; gets 4-day weekend

After consulting with Kentucky State Police and monitoring weather forecasts, the Kentucky House and Senate canceled today’s (Friday’s) schedule and encouraged members to leave after Thursday’s session ended. Especially with the weather forecast for western Kentucky, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer and House Speaker Pro Tem announced the two chambers agreed to cancel Friday’s agenda. The legislature is off Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King Day, giving the General Assembly a four-day weekend.

Thayer said the legislature will “bank” today and use it only toward the end of the session if another day is needed. By constitution, the General Assembly’s 60-day session must end on or before April 15, which is on a Sunday in 2018.

Anticipating the Capitol might look like this by late Friday afternoon, the Kentucky General Assembly canceled Friday’s agenda and sent members home Thursday afternoon. Please note, this picture was taken two years ago after a blizzard hit Kentucky in January, 2016.

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