Important Issues Remain in Transportation Bill Lawsuit – Next hearing set for Sept. 5th.


 Besides challenging Beshear’s veto of the bill, Williams’ lawsuit contended that the Democratic governor could not come up with his own road plan without legislative approval. 

 Shepherd said he will decide later on whether Beshear has the authority to spend taxpayers’ dollars on his own road plan in the absence of HB 79. 

 Franklin Circuit Judge Phil Shepherd gave attorneys involved until Aug. 20 to submit their legal arguments on the issue and until Sept. 5 for responses

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