damon thayer http://wkms.org en Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-evaluates-2014-legislative-session <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The president of the Kentucky Senate is giving good marks overall for the 2014 general assembly session.&nbsp; Robert Stivers offered the assessment Monday during a caucus meeting of senate republicans.<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:08 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39880 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session 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 Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-rand-paul-run-president-and-us-senate-same-time <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A bill that would allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for both the Senate and the Presidency of the United States passed Tuesday out of the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:29:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39328 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time Legislators in Both Houses Wrangle Over Pace of Budget Action http://wkms.org/post/legislators-both-houses-wrangle-over-pace-budget-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the Kentucky Legislature, there was budget talk&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_202089754" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">Friday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in both houses, but it had little to do with dollars and cents.&nbsp; It began in the Senate when Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer asked members in the House to move on a two year budget and get it to his chamber.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:40:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38846 at http://wkms.org Legislators in Both Houses Wrangle Over Pace of Budget Action Kentucky Lawmakers Say Senate Moves at Slower Pace than House http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-say-senate-moves-slower-pace-house <p>The Kentucky general assembly is about a third of the way through the 2014 session.&nbsp; As is the case in most Kentucky legislative sessions, a great deal of the voting comes in the later weeks and days.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:12:48 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38262 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Say Senate Moves at Slower Pace than House Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-urged-take-medical-malpractice-issue <p>Kentucky&nbsp;lawmakers are being urged by a coalition of powerful health care and business groups to revamp the state's medical malpractice system.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:54:28 +0000 The Associated Press 38257 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change http://wkms.org/post/thayer-ky-even-numbered-election-year-change <p>State Senate Majority Leader Republican Damon Thayer says more Kentuckians would cast ballots for governor, attorney general and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional offices if those elections were held in even-numbered years. Thayer says low-voter turnout for such elections ought to give pause to every Commonwealth resident.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:56:36 +0000 Todd Hatton & Dan Conti (KPR) 38185 at http://wkms.org Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period http://wkms.org/post/senate-consider-felon-voting-rights-waiting-period <p></p><p>A bill that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons in Kentucky has taken another step toward passage.</p><p>The bill handily passed in the Democratically-controlled House, but likely won't be well-received in the GOP-led Senate. Similar bills have died there in previous years. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:18:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38120 at http://wkms.org Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House http://wkms.org/post/felons-voting-rights-proposal-clears-ky-house <p>A bill seeking to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for non-violent felons sailed through the state House Thursday.</p><p>Unlike past years, the proposed ballot issue may have a chance in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer says it may be an issue "whose time has come," with some changes.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:59:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38097 at http://wkms.org Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House Voter ID Legislation 'Undetermined' Says Ky. State Senator http://wkms.org/post/voter-id-legislation-undetermined-says-ky-state-senator <p>It's held that there’s a difference between rights and privileges. But with the issue of voter identification laws, that line gets a little blurry.</p><p>A Kentucky state senator says he is unsure when he will file voter ID legislation. Republican Floor Leader Sen. Damon Thayer says such a law is necessary to provide protections from voter fraud.</p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:20:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36945 at http://wkms.org Voter ID Legislation 'Undetermined' Says Ky. State Senator