Kentucky General Assembly http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawmakers Still Working on New Liquor Law http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-still-working-new-liquor-law <p>Kentucky legislators are still seeking a new state liquor law, a leading lawmaker says. &nbsp;If they don't, a bottle of bourbon may be as close as the corner gas station.</p><p>Last year, a federal judge threw out Kentucky laws that don’t allow groceries and gas stations to sell wine or hard spirits, saying it was unfair. Kentucky pharmacies — which often sell grocery items — <a href="/post/confusion-over-future-liquor-sales-leads-strange-partnerships">can sell the hard stuff.</a></p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 3168 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmakers Still Working on New Liquor Law Stumbo: Hunting Amendment Should Pass, No Bonds for Pensions http://wfpl.org/post/stumbo-hunting-amendment-should-pass-no-bonds-pensions <p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo is predicting a wide margin of victory for the only constitutional amendment on the ballot.</p><p>The amendment was proposed by Stumbo and sailed through the General Assembly easily in 2011.</p><p>It would put the right to hunt and fish as a permanent right in Kentucky’s Constitution. Stumbo&nbsp;told&nbsp;WHAS&nbsp;radio host Mandy Connell that Tennessee passed the bill by an overwhelming margin and predicts Kentucky to do the same.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:29:14 +0000 Kenny Colston 2337 at http://wfpl.org Stumbo: Hunting Amendment Should Pass, No Bonds for Pensions Katie Stine Selected as Legislative Co-Chair on Eve of David Williams Departure http://wfpl.org/post/katie-stine-selected-legislative-co-chair-eve-david-williams-departure <p>Kentucky Senate Republicans have appointed President Pro Temp Katie&nbsp;Stine&nbsp;as the new legislative co-chair for their chamber as David Williams prepares to depart as Senate president.</p><p>The GOP cannot name a new president until lawmakers convene again in January, but current&nbsp;Stine will assume the duties and serve as temporary co-chair of the Legislative Research Commission.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:21:16 +0000 Kenny Colston 2289 at http://wfpl.org Katie Stine Selected as Legislative Co-Chair on Eve of David Williams Departure GOP Spokesman: Campaign Attacks Focused on Williams Now Irrelevant http://wfpl.org/post/gop-spokesman-campaign-attacks-focused-williams-now-irrelevant <p>Since the campaign for control of the Kentucky House started, Democrats and supportive outside groups have used outgoing Senate President David Williams as an attack on GOP candidates.</p><p>For weeks, the outside group Kentucky Family Values has sent out political mail attempting to link GOP incumbents and challengers as "votes for Williams" in Frankfort.&nbsp;</p><p>But now that <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-kentucky-state-senate-president-david-williams-we-ran-honest-senate">Williams is set to become a judge, </a>Republicans say the attacks aren't relevant.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:35:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 2224 at http://wfpl.org GOP Spokesman: Campaign Attacks Focused on Williams Now Irrelevant Ethics Panel Wants Lobbyists to Report Ad Spending http://wfpl.org/post/ethics-panel-wants-lobbyists-report-ad-spending <P>The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending that state lawmakers require organizations that employ lobbyists to report what they spend on advertising to promote or defeat specific bills.<p> <P>That proposal is among five the commission is suggesting the General Assembly consider next year.<p> <P>John Schaaf is legal counsel to the LEC. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:32:27 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2166 at http://wfpl.org Ethics Panel Wants Lobbyists to Report Ad Spending