Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joins Democratic and Republican leadership in the Kentucky House of Representatives to announce that local option sales taxes will be their top priority this year. From left to right: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, Davies County Judge Executive Al Mattingly, Fischer, House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson.

Kentucky House Democrats’ Top Priority: The Local Option Sales Tax

December 19, 2014

Kentucky Democratic House leaders announced Friday that their highest priority in the 2015 legislative session will be passing a local option sales taxes. Read Story

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Two Louisvillians Share Stories of Heroin Addiction

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session begins next month and the state’s heroin epidemic has  a prominent spot on the legislative agenda. More than a half-dozen heroin-related bills have been prefiled, as lawmakers seek answers to a problem that has shattered thousands … Read Story

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Is 2015 the Year Kentucky’s General Assembly Passes a Statewide Smoking Ban?

December 18, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, state Rep. Susan Westrom is sponsoring legislation that bans smoking in indoor public places throughout Kentucky. Read Story

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Report Shows Kentucky Public Education Needs $2.4 Billion More

December 11, 2014

A group representing nearly every Kentucky school district—including Jefferson County Public Schools—says the state should change its funding model, which was established in 1990. As WFPL reported Monday, the Council for Better Education, a consortium of 168 Kentucky public school districts, released … Read Story