Budget, "pill mill bill" both advancing in state Congress
After an additional week in session, the Kentucky General Assembly finally put into place the two final pieces left over from its regular session puzzle, while one of the bills was signed into law this week. Two of the most hotly debated bills of the regular session were the budget and House Speaker Greg Stumboâ€™s House Bill 4, also known now as the "pill mill bill."
While the budget had already passed during the regular session, the plan for the $4.5 billion set aside for roads had not, and while the pill mill bill had made it in to the final stages of passage in the Senate, time expired for both bills. The one bill entered into the special session was the pill mill billâ€™s reincarnated version, known as the KASPER Bill. The KASPER bill seeks to accomplish the same goals to help stop the spread of prescription pills in the commonwealth.