|General Assembly to finish up business in February|
Many Kentuckians likely wonder why the General Assembly only meets four days on the first week before taking a long recess to return in February and one local state lawmaker says there are some good reasons.
State Representative John Tilley says the concept was developed after Kentucky went to the long session, short session format near the turn of the century.
Representative Tilley says committees can meet and other work can get done during the interim period to be more prepared to get as much possible done during the remaining 26 days when they go back in February.
The General Assembly crafts its budget on even-numbered years, though it has often had to make major budget amendments in the odd-numbered ones as well.