felon http://wkms.org en Opposition to Felon Voting Rights Thawing, Kentucky Lawmaker Says http://wkms.org/post/opposition-felon-voting-rights-thawing-kentucky-lawmaker-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201210/800px-Voting_in_Hackney.jpg" alt="" /><p>Saying Kentucky state senators have been the historical roadblock, Democrat Gerald Neal of Louisville has pre-filed a bill to restore voting rights to certain former felons.<p>Movement on the proposal comes weeks after U.S. Sen. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:53:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 35910 at http://wkms.org Opposition to Felon Voting Rights Thawing, Kentucky Lawmaker Says Felons' Voting Rights Supporters Rally http://wkms.org/post/felons-voting-rights-supporters-rally <p><font size="2">Supporters of legislation to restore voting rights to felons say the offenders have paid their debt to society and should have full suffrage granted automatically.<br /><br /> House Bill 70 is a constitutional amendment that would allow for that restoration, which is currently banned.<br /><br /> The House has already advanced the measure, but like in years past, the bill seems dead on arrival in the state Senate.<br /> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 20:52:39 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17213 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/17/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-21712 <p>An inspection of the&nbsp;Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge piers has revealed <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/bridge-piers-not-damaged">no major damage</a> despite being hit by an 86 hundred ton cargo ship in January.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>A Senate bill that would give county governments more <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/change-constable-bill-could-free-its-path-passage">control over constables</a> could have enough support to become law.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:31:40 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16976 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/17/12 Felon Voting Rights http://wkms.org/post/felon-voting-rights <p>The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a proposal that would let Kentuckians decide whether to amend the state Constitution to restore some felons&#39; voting rights.&nbsp; The measure by Democratic Representative Jesse Crenshaw of Lexington passed Thursday. Most felons would be eligible to vote after they have served their sentences or completed probation. It would not apply to those convicted of treason, intentional killing, sex crimes or bribery. If approved in the Senate, the proposal would then go to the secretary of state.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:09:13 +0000 Drew Adams 16962 at http://wkms.org