State Rep. Larry Clark http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills <p>A Kentucky lawmaker has filed a pair of bills that will again bring the issue of expanded gaming before the General Assembly.</p><p>State Rep. Larry Clark, a Louisville Democrat, has pre-filed legislation that would place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot asking Kentucky voters if they permit "the General Assembly to pass laws authorizing casino gaming?” according to language in BR 108.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:03:49 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7644 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills Ashley Judd Reaching Out to Kentucky State House Democratic Leaders http://wfpl.org/post/ashley-judd-reaching-out-kentucky-state-house-democratic-leaders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ashley Judd has begun reaching out to Kentucky House Democratic leaders as she continues to explore a 2014 bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p>Judd has called House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark asking for a meeting, Clark said.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:13:08 +0000 Kenny Colston 4238 at http://wfpl.org Ashley Judd Reaching Out to Kentucky State House Democratic Leaders Bill Blocking Taxpayer Dollars in City Ethics Cases Clears House Panel http://wfpl.org/post/bill-blocking-taxpayer-dollars-city-ethics-cases-clears-house-panel <p>A bill requiring Louisville Metro officials and employees to pay for their own defense attorneys when charged with an ethics violation passed a state House committee by a unanimous vote.</p><p>State Rep. Larry <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/state-lawmaker-city-officials-shouldnt-use-taxpayer-dollars-ethics-defense">Clark, D-Louisville, introduced the measure citing the over $180,000 in costs for two cases involving members of the Metro Council</a> in recent years.</p><p>"I don’t think it’s fair for the taxpayers to have to pay for a lawyer for those of us in public service," Clark told WFPL earlier this week. "I think we should be held at a higher standard."</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3988 at http://wfpl.org Bill Blocking Taxpayer Dollars in City Ethics Cases Clears House Panel State Lawmaker: City Officials Shouldn't Use Taxpayer Dollars in Ethics Defense http://wfpl.org/post/state-lawmaker-city-officials-shouldnt-use-taxpayer-dollars-ethics-defense <p>State Representative Larry Clark, D-Louisville, has introduced a bill that would require city officials charged with an ethics violation to pay for their own attorneys.</p><p>Under the current system, Metro officials and employees can request a lawyer paid for by the city to defend them against an ethics charge. The new <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HB188.htm">legislation would prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used</a> in those cases.</p><p>Clark says citizens should not be funding the defense of ethics charges against local officials accused of violating the public trust.</p><p>"First and foremost, I don’t think it’s fair for the taxpayers to have to pay for a lawyer for those of us in public service. I think we should be held at a higher standard," he says.</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3888 at http://wfpl.org State Lawmaker: City Officials Shouldn't Use Taxpayer Dollars in Ethics Defense