FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky lawmakers have passed a coronavirus-relief bill. The goal is to help workers and employers suffering economic damage from the pandemic. 

The work came as lawmakers reconvened Thursday after a weeklong break due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lawmakers also advanced a bill to expand the state attorney general's authority to regulate abortion in Kentucky, and they gave final passage to a bill allowing consumers to have spirits, wine or beer shipped directly to them. 

Lawmakers have only a handful of days left in this year's abbreviated session because of the pandemic. They are scheduled to reconvene next week. 

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