Hillbilly Report Glendale, Kentucky http://www.hillbillyreport.com/ July 5, 2007 Pol Watchers excerpt: The House of Representatives voted to end a special legislative session called by Gov. Ernie Fletcher about an hour and fifteen minutes after it started. Over the objection of House Republicans, the chamber voted by voice to adjourn at 5:35 p.m. until noon on Jan. 8, 2008. House Speaker Jody Richards stepped off the speaker's platform to give a rare address from the chamber floor to explain why the House is packing up rather than working on the 67 items Fletcher asked the legislature to consider in special session. "I take the unusual step of rising to address this body on a simple but important question: has the governor justified calling the General Assembly into special session at a cost of $60,000 per day to the Kentucky taxpayer?" he asked rhetorically. "Anyone who has followed events since the governor first threatened to call a special session knows that the answer to this question is a clear, resounding and unequivocal, 'No.'" Read more. Steve Beshear had this to say in his press release: “I have said all along that a Governor should not take the extraordinary measure of calling a special session in the absence of agreement with the legislature on the agenda and the pressing need for the session,” said Beshear. “It is apparent that the Governor did not get such an agreement and that is why it failed.” “Mr. Fletcher has had 3 years to put a comprehensive energy plan in place,” said Beshear. “His failure to do so, including his complete absence just a few months ago in regards to Rep. Rock Adkins energy bill, should not be subsidized by the taxpayers of Kentucky. Especially given that Kentucky has already given out $400,000 for a feasibility study that won’t be completed until April of 2008.”
Hillbilly Report Glendale, Kentucky http://www.hillbillyreport.com/ July 3, 2007 Here in Kentucky we don’t believe in welfare, and to hand a $400,000 welfare check to a Corporation with more money than God is unthinkable. Gregory H. Boyce reported he exercised stock options for $8.63 apiece and then sold all of them the same day for $50 apiece. Hell’s bell’s Peabody Energy CEO Gregory H. Boyce made, according to my figures, made $380,604 in one day with his stock options. Reckon he had some inside information? Lord only knows how much this guy makes salary wise. It’s obvious to this DAH “Dumb Ass Hillbilly” Gregory H. Boyce and or Peabody Energy doesn’t need to be on the welfare rolls and Governor Ernie Fletcher needs to let us know if Gregory H. Boyce and or Peabody Energy donated to his secret defense fund.