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Stories with organization: Kentucky State General Assembly
  • Senate leaders ask for special session 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:53 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The support of the governor, attorney general and leaders of both parties in the state legislature was not enough to pass a bill strengthening sentences for serious heroin dealers and expanding the state's substance abuse treatment programs.

  • Ky. lawmakers finish work highlighted by budget 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:24 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers boosted state funding for schools, revamped the juvenile justice system to lock up fewer kids and legalized a medicinal oil derived from marijuana to ease the suffering of children stricken with seizures.

  • Lawmakers fail to approve bonding for Rupp project 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:57 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

  • Lawmakers toughen accountability for districts 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:01 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A bill aimed at strengthening accountability standards for Kentucky's school districts has won final approval from state lawmakers.

  • Lawmakers OK expanding coalfield scholarship bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Lawmakers have given final passage to a bill expanding a scholarship program for students in Kentucky's struggling coal regions.

  • Road-spending plan passes Kentucky legislature 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:55 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the Legislature's final day, avoiding an expensive special session.

  • Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:57 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

  • Gov. clears way for broader projects at colleges 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday that he vetoed language in the state budget bill that threatened to scale back an ambitious round of construction projects at community and technical college campuses in Kentucky.

  • NRA endorses McConnell in Kentucky GOP primary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun.

  • Beshear signs cannabis oil bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:20 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky farmers can grow hemp, and now Kentucky doctors can use it for medicine.

  • Kentucky budget surplus less likely 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's general fund tax revenues increased 2.4 percent in March - enough to ward off a deficit but not enough to promise a surplus.

  • Women give Grimes blessing to keep donation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:02 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two women at the center of a sexual harassment scandal told U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to keep a $250 campaign donation from a former Democratic lawmaker accused of sexually harassing the two women at the state Capitol.

  • Beshear announces automotive industry trade group 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:11 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday he wants Kentucky to be as synonymous with the auto industry as Detroit.

  • Kentucky reports rise in heroin use 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:56 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Some states, including Kentucky, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Kentucky

  • Ky. Senate hopeful Bevin spoke at cockfight rally 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:50 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin spoke at a rally in Kentucky meant to build support for legal cockfighting.

  • Ky. Lawmakers vote to offer bourbon tax credit 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:23 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has more barrels of bourbon than it does people - and soon those barrels could be aging tax free.

  • Teachers get automatic raises in state budget 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:25 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's roughly 100,000 teachers and administrative staff will get an automatic pay raise in each of the next two years.

  • Kentucky Budget bill goes to governor's desk 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:36 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $20.3 billion biennial spending plan Monday that authorizes $20.3 billion in spending for education, Medicaid, pensions, and other state government services while cutting spending in many state agencies by 5 percent through fiscal 2016.

  • Kentucky gas tax will not increase 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:37 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky drivers will not pay more at the pump this summer as House Democrats dropped their support for an increase in the state gas tax.

  • Kentucky legislature finishing work for 2014 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:47 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky General Assembly on Monday banned electronic cigarette sales to minors and approved the state's first use of a medicinal marijuana product, among other measures, on the legislature's last day before the upcoming veto session.

  • Kentucky passes bill allowing teens to referee 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:43 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Teenagers under 14 can referee youth sports leagues under a bill that passed the Kentucky General Assembly on Monday.

  • Kentucky bans e-cigarette sales to minors 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:16 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Anyone younger than 18 would be barred from buying electronic cigarettes in Kentucky under a bill the state Legislature has approved.

  • In Kentucky, redistricting changes little 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:04 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Despite a contentious lawsuit and dramatic regional population shifts, Kentucky's 2013 congressional and legislative redistricting processes have resulted in political stasis.

  • Kentucky lawmakers reach budget agreement 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:59 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers emerged from a closed-door budget committee meeting lasting nearly 14 hours in the state Capitol building to announce their agreement on the state's budget.

  • Bill takes aim at animal-rights videos at farms 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:11 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Senate voted Friday to punish animal-rights activists with jail and fines for secretly filming farm operations, attaching the proposal to legislation meant to prevent animal shelters from using gas chambers as a form of euthanasia.