State Senator Joe Bowen http://wfpl.org en Opposition to Felon Voting Rights Thawing, Kentucky Lawmaker Says http://wfpl.org/post/opposition-felon-voting-rights-thawing-kentucky-lawmaker-says <p>Saying Kentucky state senators have been the historical roadblock, Democrat Gerald Neal of Louisville has pre-filed a bill to restore voting rights to certain former felons.</p><p>Movement on the proposal comes weeks after U.S. Sen. Rand <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/citing-racial-disparities-senator-rand-paul-favors-restoration-felon-voting-rights">Paul, R-Ky., spoke out in favor of restoring felons' voting rights at the state and federal levels</a>, which many observers argue is an indication the GOP may be changing its view on the issue.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:18:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7282 at http://wfpl.org Opposition to Felon Voting Rights Thawing, Kentucky Lawmaker Says