Kentucky General Assembly http://wkms.org en Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature http://wkms.org/post/public-school-teachers-mulling-pension-lawsuit-against-legislature <p>A group of Louisville teachers are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the governor and leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly, claiming they violated the state's contract with teachers by deliberately underfunding teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:09:34 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40500 at http://wkms.org Public School Teachers Mulling Pension Lawsuit Against Legislature In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty http://wkms.org/post/reversal-kentucky-legislative-ethics-commission-finds-former-lawmaker-john-arnold-guilty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After hours of deliberation and sparring with his defense attorney—not to mention the news media—a full quorum of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission&nbsp;on Wednesday&nbsp;voted to reprimand and fine former state Rep. John Arnold.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the second, and final, hearing in the ethics case brought against the Western Kentucky Democrat by female state House staffers.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:57:14 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40416 at http://wkms.org In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty Why One Kentucky State Pension is Outperforming the Other http://wkms.org/post/why-one-kentucky-state-pension-outperforming-other <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;">It was the best of pensions, it was the worst of pensions.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:21:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40359 at http://wkms.org Why One Kentucky State Pension is Outperforming the Other 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