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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


Kentucky Craft Beer Bill Passes House 67-31

February 24, 2015

Kentucky brewers have won another fight in the Frankfort beer battle: the state House voted on Tuesday to change a law that allows out-of-state brewers to own their own distributors. Read Story


Bill To Deregulate AT&T Glides Through House

February 24, 2015

The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would free telephone companies of the requirement to offer basic phone service to many of Kentucky’s densely populated areas. Since 2006, major telephone providers like AT&T have been required by the state’s Public … Read Story


Kentucky House Committee Approves Bill To Require ‘Adequate Shelter’ For Outdoor Animals

February 24, 2015

The proposal would make providing inadequate shelter for an animal or being a spectator at an animal fight punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Read Story


Kentucky House Committee OKs Bill To Regulate Fracking

February 24, 2015

With support from an unlikely partnership of industry and environmental advocates, a Kentucky House committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would regulate hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—for natural gas. Read Story

Kentucky House Approves $3.3 Billion In Bonds For Teacher Pensions

February 24, 2015

A bill that would authorize $3.3 billion in bonding to fund Kentucky’s ailing pension system for teachers passed the Kentucky House on Monday. Read Story


Louisville Metro Doesn’t Usually Fine Property Owners For Snow-Covered, Slippery Sidewalks

February 24, 2015

A week ago, a winter storm dumped several inches of snow across Louisville—and many sidewalks across the city are still covered in snow and ice. Read Story

Kentucky State Pension Fund Investment Returns Flat For January

February 23, 2015

Returns on investment for one of Kentucky’s ailing pension funds were flat for the month of January, according to Kentucky Retirement Systems, which manages the pensions for most state employees. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

The Fight Over Louisville’s Minimum Wage is Bigger Than the City

February 23, 2015

Industry groups from around the state filed a lawsuit last week aimed at stopping Louisville’s minimum wage ordinance from going into effect. Read Story