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Flurry of bills through Kentucky Senate raises concerns among Democrats

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Senate has passed a flurry of bills during the first few days of the 2015 session.

But is it moving too fast?

Senate Democrats say Republicans are rushing bills through and not giving lawmakers enough time to read them or suggest changes.

"A bill comes out of committee on Thursday morning and within three hours it's voted on the Senate floor," Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones II (D-Pikeville) said. "Now, how much of an opportunity does a member of the general public even have to become aware of that issue?"

Senate Republicans countered the claims Friday.

"We're here to work. We're here to do the people's business," Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) said. "There are no surprises here."

There's also a spat on the other side of the Capitol, where the Democrats are in charge.

Republicans are accusing House Speaker Greg Stumbo of trying to marginalize GOP members.

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