Saturday, April 19, 2008

"We had a deal"

Senator Damon Thayer lambasted House Speaker Jody Richards and Majority Caucus Chairman Charlie Hoffman tonight at Georgetown College for fumbling public employee benefit reform in the waning hours of the 2008 General Assembly:

The state faces a $26 billion shortfall in the accounts that fund state and local government employee and retiree benefits. Legislators appear to be headed back to Frankfort for a costly special session to address this failure.