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Stories with organization: Kentucky State General Assembly
  • Gray runs first TV ad of his Senate campaign 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:53 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic Senate hopeful Jim Gray, whose hefty loan put his campaign on even financial footing with Republican Sen. Rand Paul, has dipped into his account for his first big ad buy.

  • Tuition, new driver's licenses on legislature's final day 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 10:27 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's high school graduates got free community college tuition and its drivers got new licenses on the last day of a tumultuous legislative session before a fall election season that could reshape the state's political power.

  • The Latest: Kentucky House approves 2-year spending plan 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 10:07 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Latest on the final day of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly session (all times local):

  • Kentucky leaders break budget impasse, reach agreement 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 5:22 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's legislative leaders agreed to a two-year operating budget early Thursday that promises to pay the community college tuition for all Kentucky high school graduates while spending more than $1 billion on the state's public pension debt.

  • Prepaid cellphone customers face extra fee to support 911 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 4:53 pm

    Prepaid cellphone customers in Kentucky will pay an extra fee to support local 911 emergency services under a bill signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Matt Bevin.

  • Kentucky editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 2:29 pm

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

  • Senate panel discusses health exchange, Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 6:25 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Long-shot efforts to keep the state's health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion intact had an anticlimactic ending Monday, when a legislative committee couldn't muster enough votes to send the politically charged issue to the full Senate for debate.

  • The Latest: Senate President says Beshear will lose lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 5:00 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Latest on the Kentucky attorney general's lawsuit against the governor (all times local):

  • Lawmakers report long waits at social service office 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 10:52 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers who visited a social service office say they found people waiting hours trying to get services restored as the state struggles to fix problems with its public benefit system.

  • Bill extending incentives to steel mill passes legislature 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 8:11 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers completed work Friday on a bill that sweetens an economic incentives package in hopes of swaying AK Steel to rejuvenate idled operations at a northeastern Kentucky steel mill.

  • House approves extra $60 million for Kentucky courts 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 6:50 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give the Kentucky court system an extra $60 million over the next two years to avoid what the chief justice says would be a crippling deficit.

  • Lawmakers pass bill to let some felons clear records 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 6:42 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A measure aimed at giving some nonviolent felons a second chance by having their criminal records erased won final legislative approval Friday, and Gov. Matt Bevin said he looks forward to signing it into law.

  • Lawmaker denied access to Bevin's news conference 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 7:09 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Kentucky lawmaker was denied access to a news conference where Gov. Matt Bevin and top human services officials talked about problems with the state's new public benefits system.

  • Lawmakers say they're deadlocked on Kentucky budget deal 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 11:49 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers say they've reached an impasse on budget negotiations, putting a two-year spending plan in jeopardy and risking a partial government shutdown.