Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Legislative Leaders Call 2013 Session A Success http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislative-leaders-call-2013-session-success <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky legislative leaders say they're proud of the 2013, with legislators having accomplished pension reforms, cleaned up other bills and passed others dealing with hemp, special taxing district and military voting.</span></p><p>Many of the legislature's top priorities were passed in the 30-day session, although most of them were hatched as last minutes deals in the waning days of the session.</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo said the 2013 session may have been his proudest in more than a decade.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:51:09 +0000 Kenny Colston 4701 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislative Leaders Call 2013 Session A Success GOP Nominates Stivers as Senate President http://wfpl.org/post/gop-nominates-stivers-senate-president <p>The State Senate Republican Caucus has officially nominated Sen. Robert Stivers for Senate president.</p><p>Stivers’ new role won’t be official until it’s voted on by the full chamber in early January. But the GOP holds a 24-14 advantage, meaning Stivers is all but certain to succeed former Senate President David Williams. Williams left the Senate to take a position as a circuit judge.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:13:25 +0000 Kenny Colston 2668 at http://wfpl.org GOP Nominates Stivers as Senate President Beshear, Others to Launch Campaign Against Smurfs (the Drug Kind) http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-others-launch-campaign-against-smurfs-drug-kind <p></p><p>There's nothing magical about Kentucky's smurfs, state leaders say.</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear and State Sen. Robert Stivers&nbsp;-- a contender for senate president -- &nbsp;will help unveil an "anti-smurfing" campaign with the CHPA today. The campaign will include signs that pharmacies have the option to display, warning people to not buy pseudeoephedrine products to sell to others who want to make meth.</p><p>In drug culture, a "smurf" is someone who buys pseudoephedrine for someone else with the intent it will be used for meth.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:35:06 +0000 Kenny Colston 2562 at http://wfpl.org Beshear, Others to Launch Campaign Against Smurfs (the Drug Kind) If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate http://wfpl.org/post/if-beshear-appoints-williams-judgeship-stivers-will-likely-lead-senate <p>Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district.&nbsp;</p><p>Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.</p><p>Governor Steve Beshear, Williams’s main enemy in Frankfort, has the final say over who is appointed to finish the two year term. And&nbsp;Beshear hasn’t ruled out appointing Williams if his name shows up on the nomination list.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:37:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 1876 at http://wfpl.org If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate