FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/10/13) – Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, said that the Senate committees he will be serving on for the next two years will enable him to advocate for the 4th district and he is especially pleased that his assignments will give him an even greater voice for western Kentucky.
Senator Ridley, who represents Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Livingston, Union and Webster counties, has been reappointed to the Agriculture Committee and the Banking and Insurance Committee. He gained the Transportation Committee and the Program Review and Investigations Committee.
“The members of these committees look closely at issues and bills that are very important to my district,” said Senator Ridley. “Serving on these committees will allow me to be an advocate for important legislation and our highways, including I-69. I will continue to work for laws to improve the quality of life for the people I represent.
“During this short session, I will stress fiscal responsibility in state government and advocate that state government remains responsive to the needs of all Kentuckians. I will work toward prosperity for all Kentuckians and to meet the needs of my entire constituency,” he added.
The legislature convened at noon yesterday for a brief organizational session, which will conclude Friday. Legislators will return to Frankfort Tuesday, Feb. 5, to continue the 2013 Legislative Session.
“Though we will not be dealing with crafting a budget, this session will still include some very important legislation. During the weeks ahead, we will be looking at numerous issues that could have an impact on the lives of our Kentucky men, women and children. I encourage the citizens of my district to keep in touch with me because their input will be important as I make decisions that could influence new laws,” Senator Ridley said.
Information provided by Rosalind Turner
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