How Kentucky Money Fuels Cross-Border Casinos (and Other State Budgets)

March 6, 2015

Many Kentuckians, of course, want the state to remain casino-free, and politicians have debated the legalization of casinos, in one form or another, for more than 20 years. But while Kentucky has hemmed and hawed, the three states on its northern border -- Illinois, Indiana and Ohio -- have gone all in. Read Story


What Does it Take to Legalize Casinos in Kentucky?

March 6, 2015

Somehow, the “purely by chance” doctrine was applied to card games as well as the play-and-pray games of slot machines, roulette and dice Read Story

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State Senate Votes To End Moratorium On Nuclear Construction in Kentucky

March 5, 2015

The state Senate this week passed a bill that would lift a moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in Kentucky. Read Story


Kentucky General Assembly OKs Ban on Out-of-State Brewers Owning Distributorships

March 4, 2015

A bill banning out-of-state brewers from owning distributors in Kentucky has won approval in the General Assembly and awaits final word from Gov. Steve Beshear, who has indicated his support. Read Story


Kentucky Senate Passes Bill To Monitor ‘No-Jail Jailers’

March 3, 2015

The Kentucky state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that attempts to build accountability in counties that have jailers but no jails. Read Story

Senate OKs $132.5 Million 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

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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