Through icy road conditions and frigid temperatures, the Kentucky General Assembly completed another 3-days of legislative business in Frankfort. I hope you have remained safe during the winter weather that’s rolled into the bluegrass recently. Join me in taking a moment to thank the fantastic folks who have braved it to keep our lights on and our roads clear.
The Kentucky General Assembly reconvened in Frankfort this week for the second portion of the 2021 Regular Session, having now completed 11 out of the required 30 days. Legislative business at the Capitol resumed full speed ahead, as both the House and Senate spent the week meeting in committees, voting bills out of the chamber, and overriding vetoes recently cast by the governor.
The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) recently released its annual legislative ratings for members of the Kentucky General Assembly. With a score of 91%, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) has been recognized with the 2020 Award for Conservative Achievement, making him one of only five Kentucky State Senators to receive this accolade.
The Senate Majority Caucus has announced the committee assignments for the 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) will continue to serve as a member of the Senate Rules Committee, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Senate Committee on Committees. Additionally, he will serve as a member of the Senate Standing Committees on Licensing & Occupations; Agriculture; and State & Local Government.
The Kentucky General Assembly has officially gaveled in for the 2021 Regular Session. Our first official few days back in Frankfort have been productive. Diligent work over the course of the 2020 Interim and handling initial procedural responsibilities bring me confidence in what this 30-day session has in store.
On Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, America held its first Labor Day celebration. In 1894, then-President Grover Cleveland officially made Labor Day a national holiday. Since that time, America has recognized the first Monday in September to celebrate the people who keep our economy moving and society strong – the American worker.