FRANKFORT — In a rare bipartisan showing of support, Gov. Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and several key lawmakers of both parties are urging the legislature next week to approve a bill to regulate pain clinics.
Beshear and Conway joined House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers, Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. John Tilley in issuing a joint statement Friday, calling on lawmakers to pass House Bill 4 when they return to Frankfort April 12 for the final day of the 2012 General Assembly.
The bill ran into trouble March 30 before lawmakers left the Capitol for 10 days to give Beshear time to consider any vetoes. The Kentucky Medical Association has questioned parts of it.