Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith Acquitted of DUI, Guilty of Speeding

May 22, 2015

Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith has been acquitted of driving under the influence of alcohol. Read Story

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Judge Allows Media Outlets to Intervene in Harassment Lawsuit Involving Kentucky Lawmakers

April 15, 2015

The media organizations want access to depositions of former Legislative Research Commission director Bobby Sherman and state Rep. Sannie Overly, a Paris Democrat. Read Story

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Beshear Vetoes Part Of Tobacco Settlement Bill, Revenue Less Than Expected

April 8, 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed part of a bill that appropriates money from the state’s settlement with tobacco companies. Read Story

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After Heroin Bill’s Passage, Kentucky Local Governments Begin Exploring Needle Exchanges

March 26, 2015

Local governments are already moving to set up needle exchanges just a day after the Kentucky state legislature authorized the programs through a comprehensive heroin bill. Read Story

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The Bills That Failed to Pass in the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 Session

March 26, 2015

The Kentucky General Assembly passed several important pieces of legislation in the just-concluded 2015 session, including a comprehensive heroin bill and a freeze to the state’s tumbling gas tax. But with the session’s snow days, missed deadlines and divisive political views, several bills got failed to make it to the finish line. Read Story

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With Deadline Looming, Kentucky General Assembly Passes Heroin Bill and More

March 25, 2015

State lawmakers worked into the early hours Wednesday to pass a series of bills before the Kentucky legislative session draws to a close. Read Story

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Conway Calls on Kentucky General Assembly To Pass Heroin Bill Before Session Ends Tuesday Night

March 24, 2015

So far, lawmakers have been squabbling over differing versions of the bill. A heroin bill died in the final minutes of last year’s session. Read Story

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Kentucky Students Protest Politics In a Bill They Helped Craft

March 23, 2015

A group of Kentucky students has planned to rally on the steps of the state capitol Monday to encourage lawmakers to pass a bill they helped craft that has become a victim of the political process.A group of Kentucky students has planned to rally on the steps of the state capitol Monday to encourage lawmakers to pass a bill they helped craft that has become a victim of the political process. Read Story

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Heroin, Teachers Pension Solutions Elusive in Kentucky General Assembly

March 22, 2015

With two working days to go, Kentucky lawmakers still haven’t nailed down legislation to address the state’s growing heroin problem and it's ailing teachers pension system. Read Story

Fight Over Kentucky’s Gas Tax Freeze Turns To The Airwaves

March 19, 2015

A conservative non-profit group says it doesn’t want state lawmakers to freeze the state’s plummeting gas tax. Read Story

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Kentucky Lawmakers Still At Odds Over Sentencing Heroin Traffickers

March 19, 2015

Kentucky lawmakers say they’ve come a long way in coming up with a legislative solution to the state’s heroin epidemic, but no consensus has emerged on the biggest sticking point—how to punish heroin traffickers. Read Story