Kathy Stein http://wfpl.org en Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate http://wfpl.org/post/democrat-reggie-thomas-wins-race-succeed-kathy-stein-kentucky-senate <p>Democrat Reggie Thomas is the winner in <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-kentucky-state-sen-kathy-stein-progressive-crusader">a special election in Kentucky’s 13th state senate district</a>, which covers part of Lexington.</p><p>Thomas garnered just over 4,000 votes, besting runner-up Richard Moloney, an Independent, who got about 2,600 votes, according to unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.&nbsp;Moloney serves as a Democrat on the Lexington City Council, but ran as an Independent after his party backed Thomas.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:45:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7858 at http://wfpl.org Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate Outgoing Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein a Progressive Crusader http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-kentucky-state-sen-kathy-stein-progressive-crusader <p>It’s Jan. 26, 2012, and on the floor of the Kentucky Senate, Sen. Kathy Stein is upset.</p><p>Nothing new for Stein. She’s earned a reputation as a crusader for progressive causes, including women’s rights and LGBT equality.</p><p>But on this day, after four years in the Senate, Stein’s outspokenness has, in a way, come back to haunt her: A new district map devised by Republican Senate leadership has effectively moved Stein out of the 13th, a liberal stronghold comprised of downtown Lexington and the University of Kentucky.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7837 at http://wfpl.org Outgoing Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein a Progressive Crusader Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein, a Liberal Voice, Accepts Fayette Co. Judgeship http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-sen-kathy-stein-liberal-voice-accepts-fayette-co-judgeship <p>FRANKFORT &mdash; Democratic state Sen. Kathy Stein has been appointed to an open family court judgeship in Fayette County, which removes one of Kentucky&#39;s most liberal lawmakers from the Legislature.</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment on Monday.</p><p>Stein had been in the state Senate since 2009. She also served in the House for 11 years, including a stint as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:48:10 +0000 Associated Press 7217 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein, a Liberal Voice, Accepts Fayette Co. Judgeship Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January http://wfpl.org/post/bill-requiring-sexual-harassment-training-kentucky-lawmakers-expected-january <p>State Rep. Joni Jenkins plans to introduce a formal bill during the next meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for state lawmakers.</p><p>But state Sen. Katie Stine is questioning whether such a bill would be a "placebo."</p><p>The House on Friday unanimously approved a resolution calling for mandatory sexual harassment training—but it doesn't carry the weight of law.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:11:55 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6589 at http://wfpl.org Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January