2022 Session – Sine Die

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2022 Session – Sine Die

The 2022 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is officially in the books.  Lawmakers closed out the year by overriding more than two dozen gubernatorial vetoes during a final sprint toward sine die around 9:00 pm EDT last Thursday evening. That capped off an intensive 60 days of work that began in January and resulted in new laws on nearly every prominent issue facing the commonwealth. Education, abortion, redistricting, drugs, gambling, elections, cannabis research and athletics were just a few of the topics that earned a tap from the gavel this year. 

Lawmakers revamped the state income tax and passed major overhauls to unemployment benefits and public assistance. They channeled millions in disaster relief to Western Kentucky. They debated nearly all facets of Kentucky’s response to COVID-19 and ultimately voted to end the state’s emergency declaration in March. When counting up the general fund, capital costs and operating expenses, the two-year spending plan totaled an historic $114 billion.

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