Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Legislative Update: West Ky. Caucus

The West Kentucky Caucus which is a bi-partisan caucus made up of House and Senate legislators from West Kentucky has elected new leaders on the Democrat side. Democrat House members chose Rep. Mike Cherry while Senate Democrat members chose Sen. Dorsey Ridley. I have not heard who the Republican members have elected.

Rep. Mike Cherry D- Princeton Pictured above, represents the 4th House District which includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and McCracken counties. Senator Dorsey Ridley D-Henderson pictured below represents the 4th Senate District which includes Crittenden, Henderson, Livingston, Union, Webster and Caldwell counties. The bi-partisan caucus was established to address and support issues that our important to the West Ky. Region.
Having spoken this afternoon with members of the West Ky. delegation it is my understanding that there will be nothing exciting going on this week in the General Assembly. It would appear that only routine items and house keeping duties are going to be carried out this week. On the Senate side, Majority Leaders David Williams is speaking up regarding his concerns on Beshear's 3% cuts which are affecting the Universities more than other areas.

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