Kentucky House of Representatives http://wkms.org en Absentee Ballots Now Accepted in Most KY Counties http://wkms.org/post/absentee-ballots-now-accepted-most-ky-counties <p>Most Kentucky counties are now accepting absentee ballots for the upcoming May primary. Those unable to make it to the polls in person may vote in this manner. Citizens can mail in or deliver their ballot to their local clerk’s office.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:49:39 +0000 Parker Franklin 40241 at http://wkms.org Absentee Ballots Now Accepted in Most KY Counties Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline http://wkms.org/post/two-state-representatives-receive-challengers-filing-deadline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Western Kentucky State House candidates have emerged just as the January </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline approaches for candidates to file to run for political office.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Republican Randy Bridges of Paducah has filed to run against&nbsp;Democrat Gerald Watkins for the 3rd&nbsp;district state&nbsp;house&nbsp;seat. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Democrat David Harrington of Murray is running against Kenny </span>Imes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in&nbsp;the&nbsp;</span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;district.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:51:19 +0000 Rob Canning 38314 at http://wkms.org Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Leaning Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-speaker-greg-stumbo-leaning-towards-medical-marijuana-legalization <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A leading Kentucky politician is weighing the idea of legalizing medical marijuana in the state.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Speaker Greg </span>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said today he's leaning toward supporting the use of medicinal marijuana and that the topic is worth debating.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation to legalize medical marijuana has been introduced in the General Assembly in the past but has never received the support needed to pass.</span></p><p>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> raised the issue after Attorney General Jack Conway sent an advisory letter to Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and other state leaders to clarify current law related to marijuana’s cousin, hemp.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:42:15 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35186 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Leaning Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization Kentucky House Democrats Offer Legislative Redistricting Plan http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-democrats-offer-legislative-redistricting-plan <p>Kentucky House Democrats have advanced their legislative redistricting plan today which would see Democrat and Republican incumbents competing in the same districts. This comes a week after GOP legislators revealed their proposal.&nbsp; Democratic Representative Tommy Thompson said their plan follows the “one person, one vote” mandate.&nbsp; But, he said he knows some of his colleagues will be unhappy with the idea of having to run against someone in their own party. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:38:47 +0000 Rob Canning 34069 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Democrats Offer Legislative Redistricting Plan State Rep. Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle http://wkms.org/post/state-rep-carl-rollins-resignation-sparks-early-campaign-battle <p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Kentucky state Rep. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:20:05 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30972 at http://wkms.org State Rep. Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle Bechler, Giannini Comment on Charter Schools http://wkms.org/post/bechler-giannini-comment-charter-schools <p>Fourth district Kentucky House of Representatives candidate Raymond Giannini says he’s opposed to charter schools in Kentucky. The Princeton Democrat says he wants to keep more money for public schools.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:34:18 +0000 Angela Hatton 23772 at http://wkms.org Bechler, Giannini Comment on Charter Schools Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-legislative-races-watch <p><font size="2">Election day is two weeks away, and with only one competitive Congressional race (6th District with Congressman Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and no statewide races on the ballot, this year's politics will definitely be local.&nbsp;<font size="2"> </font></font> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:47:23 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 23541 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch Nesler on Second District Candidate Endorsement http://wkms.org/post/nesler-second-district-candidate-endorsement <p>While retiring western Kentucky legislators like Republican Senator Ken Winters and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry have publicly endorsed their party&rsquo;s nominees, former Democratic Representative Fred Nesler has not. Nesler left his house seat in May to join Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer&rsquo;s staff. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 21:06:38 +0000 Angela Hatton 20393 at http://wkms.org Nesler on Second District Candidate Endorsement