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Senate president pushing for shorter sessions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's Senate President wants to cut back the number of days lawmakers meet each year.

Robert Stivers says his proposal would save the state about seven-million-dollars each year and would also encourage more people to run for the General Assembly.

He says the current schedule discourages many people from serving because they can't take that much time away from work.

His idea is a constitutional amendment that would go on the ballot for voters in November if lawmakers go for it.

He wants to limit the current 60 day sessions down to 45 days, and the current 30-day sessions down to 15.

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