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AT&T Bill Passes Kentucky Senate, Poised To Become Law

March 2, 2015

Major telephone companies won’t have to offer basic land line service to residents in the 15 largest markets in the state if Gov. Steve Beshear signs a bill that passed the state Senate on Monday. Read Story

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Despite GOP Objections, Kentucky House Moves On Legislative Research Commission Reforms

February 27, 2015

The state House on Friday passed a bill that would create a personnel policy for the troubled Legislative Research Commission, the state agency that provides staffers and research for legislators. Read Story

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Amid Federal Pressure, Kentucky Drug Courts Look Into Expanding Addiction Treatment

February 26, 2015

The move comes after White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said in February that drug courts that prohibit medical treatment would stop receiving federal funding. Read Story

Kentucky House Passes Public-Private Partnership Bill Without N. Ky. Toll Ban

February 25, 2015

The Kentucky House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the state to engage in public-private partnerships. Read Story

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Kentucky Lawmakers Argue Over the Specifics of Heroin Legislation

February 25, 2015

The state Senate's first public discussion of the House's heroin bill on Wednesday highlighted the differences between the two chambers as they seek to address a surge in addiction throughout Kentucky. Read Story

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Kentucky Craft Beer Bill Passes House 67-31

February 24, 2015

Kentucky brewers have won another fight in the Frankfort beer battle: the state House voted on Tuesday to change a law that allows out-of-state brewers to own their own distributors. Read Story

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Bill To Deregulate AT&T Glides Through House

February 24, 2015

The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday evening that would free telephone companies of the requirement to offer basic phone service to many of Kentucky’s densely populated areas. Since 2006, major telephone providers like AT&T have been required by the state’s Public … Read Story

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Kentucky House Committee Approves Bill To Require ‘Adequate Shelter’ For Outdoor Animals

February 24, 2015

The proposal would make providing inadequate shelter for an animal or being a spectator at an animal fight punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Read Story

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Kentucky House Committee OKs Bill To Regulate Fracking

February 24, 2015

With support from an unlikely partnership of industry and environmental advocates, a Kentucky House committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would regulate hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—for natural gas. Read Story

Kentucky House Approves $3.3 Billion In Bonds For Teacher Pensions

February 24, 2015

A bill that would authorize $3.3 billion in bonding to fund Kentucky’s ailing pension system for teachers passed the Kentucky House on Monday. Read Story

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MillerCoors Joins The Kentucky Beer Battle

February 23, 2015

MillerCoors has joined the so-called “beer battle” between Anheuser-Busch and craft brewers in the Kentucky General Assembly. Read Story

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Kentucky State Senate Leaders Clash Over (Non-) Snow Days

February 21, 2015

Cold weather widened the political divide between Republicans and Democrats at the Kentucky General Assembly this week. Read Story

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Will the Kentucky State Senate Move on Statewide Smoking Ban Legislation?

February 20, 2015

All eyes are on the state Senate to see if they’ll move on the House’s proposed statewide smoking ban. Read Story

Bill Blocking Transgender Students From Choosing Bathroom Fails in Kentucky Senate Committee

February 19, 2015

A Senate bill that would require students to use bathrooms designated for their biological sexes failed to pass out of committee on Thursday. Read Story

Record Snow Disrupts Kentucky General Assembly

February 18, 2015

Nearly halfway through the session, record snow has nearly brought the Kentucky General Assembly to a halt. Read Story