Kentucky House of Representatives http://wfpl.org en Kentucky House Passes Legislative Redistricting Plan 83-17 http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-legislative-redistricting-plan-83-17 <p>FRANKFORT — A legislative redistricting bill has breezed through the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.</p><p>Legislative leaders removed many of the partisan overtones that had been in previous proposals, a move that led to broader support among rank-and-file lawmakers of both parties.</p><p>The House passed the bill 83-17 Wednesday morning. The Senate is expected to rush the measure to a vote on Friday.</p><p><em><a href="/term/redistricting">(Related: WFPL's past coverage of the redistricting issue and the General Assembly's special session.)</a></em></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:02:43 +0000 Associated Press 6547 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House Passes Legislative Redistricting Plan 83-17 James Kay Wins Special Election for Kentucky House Seat http://wfpl.org/post/james-kay-wins-special-election-kentucky-house-seat <p>A rookie Democrat will represent Woodford, Franklin, and Fayette counties in Frankfort.</p><p>The election of attorney James Kay also maintains his party’s majority in Kentucky’s lower house.</p><p>Kay defeated Republican Lyen Crews and Independent John Mark Hack. The Kay, 30, believes his youth was an advantage.</p><p>“The first thing that I can say is youth is an advantage. You know, I haven’t been jaded by the political process. You know I have experience working together in the community and helping people and trying to make a difference,” Kay said.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:01:22 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 5916 at http://wfpl.org James Kay Wins Special Election for Kentucky House Seat Bill to Raise Kentucky Dropout Age Approved by House Panel http://wfpl.org/post/bill-raise-kentucky-dropout-age-approved-house-panel <p></p><p>The Kentucky House Education Committee has approved a bill that would require students to stay in school until they’re 18 years old.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s current law that allows students to drop out at age 16 with their parents’ permission.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3957 at http://wfpl.org Bill to Raise Kentucky Dropout Age Approved by House Panel