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Politics
8:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate

Reggie Thomas
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Democrat Reggie Thomas is the winner in a special election in Kentucky’s 13th state senate district, which covers part of Lexington.

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. Moloney serves as a Democrat on the Lexington City Council, but ran as an Independent after his party backed Thomas.

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Politics
9:00 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Outgoing Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein a Progressive Crusader

Kathy Stein during the 2013 General Assembly session
Credit Rae Hodge/Kentucky Public Radio

It’s Jan. 26, 2012, and on the floor of the Kentucky Senate, Sen. Kathy Stein is upset.

Nothing new for Stein. She’s earned a reputation as a crusader for progressive causes, including women’s rights and LGBT equality.

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.

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Politics
4:48 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Kentucky State Sen. Kathy Stein, a Liberal Voice, Accepts Fayette Co. Judgeship

Kathy Stein
Credit Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT — Democratic state Sen. Kathy Stein has been appointed to an open family court judgeship in Fayette County, which removes one of Kentucky's most liberal lawmakers from the Legislature.

Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment on Monday.

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.

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Politics
5:11 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January

Kathy Stein (left), Joni Jenkins and Katie Stine
Credit Legislative Research Commission

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.

But state Sen. Katie Stine is questioning whether such a bill would be a "placebo."

The House on Friday unanimously approved a resolution calling for mandatory sexual harassment training—but it doesn't carry the weight of law.

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