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The Kentucky General Assembly passed several bills in the first week of the session. These include restricting Gov. Beshear’s executive authority, changing biased judicial venues to more neutral locations, and passing pro-life measures. One authorizes the Attorney General to enforce state abortion laws. The other protects the unborn who survive a late-term abortion. So far, Gov. Beshear has vetoed almost every piece of legislation the General Assembly passed. House Speaker David Osborne said these vetoes were not surprising, but “nevertheless disappointing.” Republicans have supermajorities in both chambers and will likely overturn the vetoes. But what may be frustrating Republican leaders more than anything is the governor’s unwillingness to work with them on issues of shared concern.