Jeff Hoover http://wkms.org en Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass http://wkms.org/post/ky-felon-voter-restoration-unlikely-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A bill that would restore voting rights for thousands of Kentucky felons isn’t likely to pass this year.</p><p>Lawmakers say they could not reach an agreement over different versions of the proposed legislation.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:27:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39595 at http://wkms.org Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass House Panel Rejects Right-to-Work Bill http://wkms.org/post/house-panel-rejects-right-work-bill <p>Kentucky lawmakers have killed a bill that would establish so-called “right-to-work” laws in the commonwealth. The Republican-backed bill would prohibit workers from paying union dues as a condition of employment.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:45:28 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39237 at http://wkms.org House Panel Rejects Right-to-Work Bill Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee http://wkms.org/post/felon-voting-rights-bill-passes-ky-house-committee <p>A bill that would restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw's latest attempt to put approximately 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls. Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year due to support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:22:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38023 at http://wkms.org Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee Democrats and Republicans Sling Mud at Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/democrats-and-republicans-sling-mud-fancy-farm-picnic <p>While not many Democrats showed up to speak at this year&rsquo;s Fancy Farm picnic, one of the few who did unleashed a flurry of verbal assaults on the GOP.&nbsp;</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke on behalf of Governor Steve Beshear. In his remarks, Stumbo blamed U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell for many of the nation&rsquo;s problems. And he aimed his other taunts at Republicans at every level, from the statehouse to the top of the ticket, criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney&#39;s business and tax returns.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:48:35 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20279 at http://wkms.org Democrats and Republicans Sling Mud at Fancy Farm Picnic Kentucky Gay Marriage Stance May Not Affect State Democrats http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gay-marriage-stance-may-not-affect-state-democrats <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">The push to add support for gay marriage to the national Democratic platform this year is unlikely to affect elected officials in Kentucky.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal; " /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal; " /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">Following P Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:40:34 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20022 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gay Marriage Stance May Not Affect State Democrats Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee http://wkms.org/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-passes-house-committee <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">After a week of negotiations, the House Judiciary Committee has passed an amended version of a bill that would regulate pseudoephedrine.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; " /><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: small; ">The drug— often called PSE —is a key ingredient in allergy medicines, but it is also used to make methamphetam Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:27:27 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17297 at http://wkms.org Pseudoephedrine Bill Passes House Committee