Legislative leaders in Frankfort are adjusting the calendar of the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly.
Budget negotiators need more time, so Tuesday will be a day off, and lawmakers will return on Wednesday. By then, House Speaker Greg Stumbo hopes to have a budget compromise.
“We’re close on some of the sticking points in principle, but we still have a large issue to come to agreement on,” Stumbo said Monday.
That would be the $1 billion in bonded school, highway and bridge projects in the House budget that were removed in the Senate budget.
If a compromise is reached by Wednesday, the budget would go before lawmakers for a vote on Friday. The session would then recess for ten days, excluding Sundays, to give Gov. Beshear time to consider possible vetoes.
The session would end on April 15.