Kentucky General Assembly http://wkms.org en Resolution on Kentucky Schools' Make Up Days Reached http://wkms.org/post/resolution-kentucky-schools-make-days-reached <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 25.600000381469727px;">Final action on school calendar legislation came today in the Kentucky general assembly. The matter has been a heavily debated item, considering the number of missed school days this winter.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:44:56 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39543 at http://wkms.org Resolution on Kentucky Schools' Make Up Days Reached Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues http://wkms.org/post/futurist-explains-concern-over-kentucky-legislative-issues <div>Planner and futurist Ivan Potter worries about the impact on Western Kentucky of certain 2014 KY General Assembly bills, including those involving eminent domain, the public service commission, the budget and nuclear waste. He discusses the Kentucky political outlook with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</div><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:09:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38767 at http://wkms.org Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues 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 Support Swells for Pre-Filed Legislation in Ky. TVA Counties http://wkms.org/post/support-swells-pre-filed-legislation-ky-tva-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Support is swelling for a Kentucky House of Representatives bill that would return money to counties powered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, in order to help address economic development needs.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:31:34 +0000 John Null 35813 at http://wkms.org Support Swells for Pre-Filed Legislation in Ky. TVA Counties Christians-Only Medical Plan May Soon Return to KY http://wkms.org/post/christians-only-medical-plan-may-soon-return-ky <P>A Christians-only medical program that had been banned in Kentucky is expected to resume operations next month, unless officials at the state's Department of Insurance decide to continue a decade-long legal fight.</P> <P>The Kentucky General Assembly passed a law in March exempting Florida-based cost-sharing ministry Medi-Share from regulations applying to traditional insurance companies. That was done in response to a Franklin County Circuit judge's order barring Medi-Share from the commonwealth.</P> <P> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:36:05 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 31383 at http://wkms.org Christians-Only Medical Plan May Soon Return to KY Rollins Resigns Legislative Seat, Takes Top KHEAA Job http://wkms.org/post/rollins-resigns-legislative-seat-takes-top-kheaa-job <p>Democratic state representative and Kentucky House Education Committee chair Carl Rollins is leaving his seat to accept the top job at the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.&nbsp; Legislative Research Commission Executive Director Bobby Sherman says the resignation would be effective at the close of business today.&nbsp; Rollins says the new job will require his full attention.&nbsp; In addition to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Rollins also will oversee the Kentucky Higher Education Loan Corporation.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:32:12 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 30959 at http://wkms.org Rollins Resigns Legislative Seat, Takes Top KHEAA Job A Conversation with new 1st District State Senator Stan Humphries http://wkms.org/post/conversation-new-1st-district-state-senator-stan-humphries <p></p><p>Former Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries is well into his first session as the First District's new State Senator, and he's arrived in Frankfort at a particularly important time: the Commonwealth's General Assembly is set to address a range of issues from Medicaid and industrial hemp to tax reform and underfunded state employee pensions.&nbsp; To see how he's settling in, Todd Hatton spoke with Senator Humphries from his office in Frankfort.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:46:02 +0000 Todd Hatton 26740 at http://wkms.org A Conversation with new 1st District State Senator Stan Humphries Front Page Sunday 1/6 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-16 <p>There are host of issues awaiting Kentucky lawmakers when they get to Frankfort this Tuesday. From industrial hemp and a state-wide health benefits exchange to state pension reform and how student achievement data is used, they have a lot on their plates. We’ll look ahead to the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. We’ll also hear a conversation with Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner about how our region’s healthcare continues to develop, and speak with outgoing Kentucky Education Department Communications Director Lisa Gross to find out how learning in the state has grown over the last three decades.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:45:37 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 26481 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 1/6 Stumbo: Short Session Doesn't Allow for Many Drastic Actions http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-short-session-doesnt-allow-many-drastic-actions <p></p><p>As another legislative session looms, House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he doesn’t expect many recently-discussed reforms to become law. With pension and tax reforms on the table, and gambling and other perennial issues the topic of much conversation, lawmakers' plates will be full. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Kenny Colston 25936 at http://wkms.org Stumbo: Short Session Doesn't Allow for Many Drastic Actions Reforming Special Taxing Districts to be Kentucky House's No. 1 Priority http://wkms.org/post/reforming-special-taxing-districts-be-kentucky-houses-no-1-priority <p></p><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">The No. 1 priority for the Kentucky House in 2013 is set: Tackling recommendations from a recent report that found that special tax districts have big budgets and little oversight. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:05:04 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25082 at http://wkms.org Reforming Special Taxing Districts to be Kentucky House's No. 1 Priority