From The Louisville Courier-Journal: Andy Beshear says Matt Bevin's call for a special session is too restrictive


FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear advised legislators Saturday that Gov. Matt Bevin's proclamation calling them into special session is illegally restrictive, and any bill they pass is at risk of being struck down by the courts.

Beshear, a Democrat who is challenging Republican Bevin in the November election for governor, called a news conference on the second day of the special legislative session to release a letter he sent to lawmakers warning that Bevin exceeded his authority in requiring them to consider only his proposed bill.

"In calling a legislative session, a special session, the constitution limits the governor to outlining the topic or the subject that may be considered - not the exact terms that the legislature must adopt," Beshear told reporters.

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