State Senate http://wkms.org en Kentucky Senator Expresses Concern Over Fracking Waste Dumping http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senator-expresses-concern-over-fracking-waste-dumping <p>A Kentucky lawmaker thinks the legislature should consider some regulations on the disposal of wastes generated by hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.</p><p>State Senator Robin Webb said she’s especially concerned about the potential impact on groundwater.&nbsp; Webb said Kentucky doesn’t have any rules regarding the disposal of such wastes and companies involved in fracking are considering the Commonwealth to locate dump sites. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:30:40 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 33021 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senator Expresses Concern Over Fracking Waste Dumping Auditor Adam Edelen to State Senators: Don't Amend Special Taxing Districts Bill http://wkms.org/post/auditor-adam-edelen-state-senators-dont-amend-special-taxing-districts-bill <p></p><p>State Auditor Adam Edelen is encouraging Senate lawmakers not to tweak the special district taxing district reform bill, which is largely based on his proposals from a report last year. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:14:41 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28646 at http://wkms.org Auditor Adam Edelen to State Senators: Don't Amend Special Taxing Districts Bill Coyote Hunting Bill Approved by State Senate Committee http://wkms.org/post/coyote-hunting-bill-approved-state-senate-committee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legislation that would allow Kentuckians to hunt coyotes has been approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:53:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 28639 at http://wkms.org Coyote Hunting Bill Approved by State Senate Committee State Senators Consider Continued ALEC Membership http://wkms.org/post/state-senators-consider-continued-alec-membership <p>Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 16:11:34 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 18031 at http://wkms.org State Senators Consider Continued ALEC Membership Stivers Withdraws Pseudoephedrine Bill http://wkms.org/post/stivers-withdraws-pseudoephedrine-bill <p>A Senate bill that would have made pseudoephedrine available by prescription only has surprisingly been killed by its sponsor.<br /><br /> State Senator Robert Stivers withdrew Senate Bill 50 Thursday, to the objection of several of his colleagues.<br /> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:57:27 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17030 at http://wkms.org Gambling Amendment Dies in Senate http://wkms.org/post/gambling-amendment-dies-senate <p>Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s expanded gambling amendment has failed in the state Senate.<br /><br /> The measure would have allowed for a public vote on whether to legalize casinos in the state. It fell seven votes short of the 23 it needed to move to the House. The shortfall was due largely to fractures in the Democratic caucus.<br /><br /> The bill&rsquo;s primary sponsor, Republican Senator Damon Thayer, says he&rsquo;s finished with the issue after nine years of working on it.<br /> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:52:15 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17029 at http://wkms.org Gambling Amendment Dies in Senate State Bill Seeks To End Constable Position http://wkms.org/post/state-bill-seeks-end-constable-position <p><font>Kentucky lawmakers are backing away from a measure that would eliminate the office of constable in every county.<br /><br /> Every county has an elected constable. But in the last year, many constables have been accused of being either unnecessary or corrupt.&nbsp; Originally, Senate Bill 30 was a constitutional amendment to eliminate constables. But the bill was unlikely to pass due to a gentlemen&rsquo;s agreement in the legislature that each chamber would only push one amendment each session.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:57:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16939 at http://wkms.org