Election challenge likely to dominate lawmakers’ first day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican challenge to an election decided by one vote will likely dominate the first day of the 2019 legislative session in Kentucky.
Kentucky lawmakers are scheduled to return to work on Tuesday at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Republicans will have super majorities in both the House and Senate for the third consecutive year. But the final number in the House could change.
Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican DJ Johnson by a one-vote margin in November. Johnson has asked the GOP-controlled House to oversee a recount that will begin on Tuesday. GOP leaders have not said if they will allow Glenn to take his seat while the challenge is pending.
Lawmakers will also grapple with issues over school safety and funding for the public pension systems.