Steve Riggs http://wkms.org en Government Worker Incentives Bill Getting Ironed Out http://wkms.org/post/government-worker-incentives-bill-getting-ironed-out <p>A bill that would create incentive programs for employees of the Legislative Research Commission who find ways to save money is working its way through the General Assembly.&nbsp;But an amendment to the bill changes the focus, and attempts to add criteria for hiring the LRC's next director.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:34:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38259 at http://wkms.org Government Worker Incentives Bill Getting Ironed Out Ky. Insurance Plan for High-Risk Individuals Ends Tomorrow http://wkms.org/post/ky-insurance-plan-high-risk-individuals-ends-tomorrow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky’s state-run insurance plan for high-risk individuals ends Tuesday, making way for mandatory health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Kentucky state Rep. Steve Riggs of Louisville helped sponsor the legislation that implemented Kentucky Access fourteen years ago, and says the program has served a good purpose.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:19:22 +0000 John Null 37679 at http://wkms.org Ky. Insurance Plan for High-Risk Individuals Ends Tomorrow Lawmakers Assess Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-assess-legislative-session <p>Just days remain in this year&rsquo;s legislative session. And with lots of bills still on the board, some Kentucky lawmakers offered their assessments on productivity during KET&rsquo;s Kentucky Tonight this week. Retiring Representative Danny Ford believes legislative redistricting really bogged down the process.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:50:41 +0000 Gary Pitts & Stu Johnson (KPR) 17380 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Assess Legislative Session Kentucky House Passes Bill to Help Refugees Stay in School http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-bill-help-refugees-stay-school <p>Refugees can stay in Kentucky high schools after their 21st birthday under a bill that cleared the House Monday.&nbsp; Democratic state Representative Jody Richards says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have fled to the U.S. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:31:24 +0000 Associated Press 17303 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Bill to Help Refugees Stay in School