FRANKFORT In Kentucky, a constitutional amendment to allow legislators to call their own special sessions failed at the ballot box.
Kentucky is one of fourteen states where governors can call a special session and set the agenda of those special sessions. The governor also dictates what’s on the agenda of the special session when it’s called.
The Ky. Legislature controlled by Republicans and the Democratic Governor Andy Beshear haven’t had the most collegial of relationships ever since the onset of the COVID pandemic.
Ky voters also rejected amendment two to the Bluegrass State’s Constitution. Amendment two in Ky, if passed, would have denied abortion rights. The amendment’s failure will have no impact if legal challenges to bans of the procedure are unsuccessful before the state Supreme Court