Rep. Dossett: General Assembly will override budget, tax reform vetoes

Kentucky legislators return to Frankfort Friday and Saturday for the final two days of the General Assembly session and state Representative Myron Dossett believes they will successfully override Governor Matt Bevin’s vetoes of the budget and revenue bill that includes tax reform.

The Pembroke Republican says they’ll likely also override the veto of a bill that gives relief to city and county governments and school districts facing drastic increases to their required contribution to the pension systems.

Representative Dossett is disappointed with Governor Bevin’s recent comments about the budget and revenue bills, including the assertion that the budget isn’t fiscally responsible.

He admits both bills aren’t perfect, but says they are compromises that would have Kentucky headed in the right direction.

Dossett hopes the Senate will also give final approval to legislation giving quasi-governmental agencies some relief on their required pension system contribution. That action would benefit local health departments and agencies such as Sanctuary, Inc., according to Dossett.