Senate OKs $132.5 Billion Bond For University of Kentucky Cancer Research

March 3, 2015

The state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill authorizing $132.5 million in bonding for a cancer research center at the University of Kentucky. Read Story

Listen: Cokie Roberts Discusses Political Partisanship

March 3, 2015

NPR contributor and ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts is in Louisville on Thursday evening for a discussion of political partisanship in the U.S. Read Story

House To Vote On DHS Funding — Without Immigration Curbs

March 3, 2015

The House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year — without any restrictions on immigration. The vote would be a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill. Read Story


With Growing Support, Kentucky Beer Bill Heads To Full Senate

March 3, 2015

In-state brewers have a clear advantage as the legislative battle over whether out-of-state brewers can continue to own beer distributors in Kentucky nears a close. Read Story

Senate President Robert Stivers, right

House-Approved Kentucky Dating Violence Bill Heads To Full Senate

March 3, 2015

Kentucky is one step closer to providing victims of dating violence with the same protections that married victims have. Read Story


Where High-Profile Bills Stand as the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 Session Nears Its End

March 3, 2015

There are high hopes that a few bills will become law in these waning days, including a bill meant to address Kentucky's growing heroin problem and a constitutional amendment that would allow local governments to fund local projects with a temporary sales tax. Read Story


AT&T Bill Passes Kentucky Senate, Poised To Become Law

March 2, 2015

Major telephone companies won’t have to offer basic land line service to residents in the 15 largest markets in the state if Gov. Steve Beshear signs a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday. Read Story


Discussion About the Future of Louisville Fire Protection Off To Bumpy Start

February 28, 2015

A proposed plan to merge Jefferson County’s 17 suburban fire districts with Louisville Fire & Rescue has ignited a heated fight between one council member and the suburban fire chiefs. Read Story

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Despite GOP Objections, Kentucky House Moves On Legislative Research Commission Reforms

February 27, 2015

The state House on Friday passed a bill that would create a personnel policy for the troubled Legislative Research Commission, the state agency that provides staffers and research for legislators. Read Story


Nominees Selected For Open Kentucky Supreme Court Seat

February 27, 2015

A committee has nominated three candidates to replace former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned in January to enter the Republican race for governor. Read Story


Amid Federal Pressure, Kentucky Drug Courts Look Into Expanding Addiction Treatment

February 26, 2015

The move comes after White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said in February that drug courts that prohibit medical treatment would stop receiving federal funding. Read Story

Kentucky House Passes Public-Private Partnership Bill Without N. Ky. Toll Ban

February 25, 2015

The Kentucky House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the state to engage in public-private partnerships. Read Story


Revelation of Video Feed May Lead to Call to Reopen Louisville DUI Cases

February 25, 2015

The recent revelation of a previously unknown video feed may lead to an influx of filings to re-opened Louisville drunk driving cases in the near future. Read Story

Senate President Robert Stivers, right

Kentucky Lawmakers Argue Over the Specifics of Heroin Legislation

February 25, 2015

The state Senate's first public discussion of the House's heroin bill on Wednesday highlighted the differences between the two chambers as they seek to address a surge in addiction throughout Kentucky. Read Story