Governor Fletcher has ordered The Kentucky General Assembly to reconvene for five days beginning on August 13. They clearly don't want to do that and they have defiantly said the only issue they will deal with is an energy bill. But there are other things that could use their attention too.
For example, U of L needs their approval to move forward with the expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and would like to get it now rather than wait four more months which would delay the expansion by a full year and drive the costs up.
Remember, U of L isn't asking for any state money. In fact, U of L doesn't need anything from the legislature on this project except permission to spend its own money.
That would take them all of about five minutes to vote yes on the approval, but
Jody Richards and Louisville's Larry Clark are playing politics as usual. Both have said if Governor Fletcher adds the stadium expansion or the lengthening of the runway at Lexington's Blue Grass airport to the agenda they will send everyone home again immediately. That's the spirit boys. It's always politics before progress for you two, isn't it?
I call on the Kentucky General Assembly to take up a couple other issues in the August special session. If there was ever an example of a group of people who needed to lead, follow or get out the way, it is this bunch.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.