Lawmakers to offer session update Wednesday

Clark County’s state legislators will speak to residents in their first community forum for this session.

State Sen. Ralph Alvarado and state Rep. Les Yates are scheduled to participate in a legislative update at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark County Public Library, 370 S. Burns Ave. The event is open to the public.

This year’s legislative session is the short 30-day session to address a number of bills. The budget is only set during the even year sessions.

This year’s session began Jan. 8 and met for four days, before adjourning until Feb. 6. The last day of the session is scheduled for March 29.

Alvarado (R-Winchester) just began his second term as state senator. Friday afternoon, he was announced as Gov. Matt Bevin’s running mate in this year’s gubernatorial election.

Yates (R-Winchester) is beginning his first term as state representative for Clark and a portion of Madison counties.

Early discussions in this session have focused on a school safety bill. Alvarado filed a number of bills focusing on health care and on local tax rates and how they could be recalled.

The legislative update is sponsored by the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce.

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