Senate President Robert Stivers 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 Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/eminent-domain-measure-fails-pass-legislative-session <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">It appears condemnation issues related to a natural gas liquids pipeline project in Kentucky will be left up to the judicial system.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Some residents living along the proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline had sought legislative clarification of eminent domain law. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Senate President Robert Stivers believes the matter should stay in the courts for now.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:12:25 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39590 at http://wkms.org Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session Kentucky Senate President Wants to Shorten the General Assembly Calendar by a Third http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-wants-shorten-general-assembly-calendar-third <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The leader of the Kentucky Senate would like to see future General Assembly calendars shortened by a third over a two year period.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Robert Stivers' bill, which won committee approval today, calls for the legislature to meet each January for five days.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:30:23 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 39219 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Wants to Shorten the General Assembly Calendar by a Third Kentucky Legislative Leaders Comment On Minimum Wage Legislation http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-legislative-leaders-comment-minimum-wage-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House are exchanging words on minimum wage legislation.&nbsp; The House yesterday approved a bill to raise the minimum wage 95 cents a year for three years, eventually reaching ten dollars ten cents an hour.&nbsp; Senate President Robert Stivers says his chamber is more interested in creating new jobs.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38561 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Legislative Leaders Comment On Minimum Wage Legislation Kentucky Legislators' Wait Almost Over for Governor's Tax Reform Details http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-legislators-wait-almost-over-governors-tax-reform-details <p></p><p>Leaders from both the Kentucky House and Senate are scheduled to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear <span data-term="goog_1746695729" tabindex="0">Monday</span> to talk tax reform.&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers have been waiting on details of a proposal. Beshear promised weeks ago he would come forward with a legislative proposal to reform taxes.&nbsp; But, the particulars of how to change the state’s tax structure will likely be revealed in Monday's meeting.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38423 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Legislators' Wait Almost Over for Governor's Tax Reform Details Local Option Sales Tax Presents Dilemma for Ky. Republican Lawmakers http://wkms.org/post/local-option-sales-tax-presents-dilemma-ky-republican-lawmakers <p>An effort in Kentucky to fund projects with a new local option sales tax is posing a dilemma for Republican lawmakers.</p><p>Democratic Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is backing the proposal, which would allow public votes on temporary sales tax increases to pay for new projects. But Republican State Senate President Robert Stivers says it's difficult to balance higher taxes against civic improvement.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37710 at http://wkms.org Local Option Sales Tax Presents Dilemma for Ky. Republican Lawmakers KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-president-stivers-supports-reinvestment-education <p>Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.</p><p>The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:27:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37569 at http://wkms.org KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education Stivers Says Rising Property Values Could Decrease Need for Education Funding http://wkms.org/post/stivers-says-rising-property-values-could-decrease-need-education-funding <p></p><p>State Senate President Robert Stivers says rising Kentucky property values could ease the demand for school funding.</p><p>The Republican says he's open to increasing the state’s share of elementary and secondary education money. Education leaders are pressing lawmakers to restore funding to pre-recession levels. The Department of Education wants $336 million from the Commonwealth for the two-year budget cycle that begins in July. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:24:03 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37519 at http://wkms.org Stivers Says Rising Property Values Could Decrease Need for Education Funding Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-stivers-tells-expanded-gaming-proponents-unify <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s top Republican lawmaker said pending legislation that would expand gaming across the Commonwealth will need strong, unified support. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Senate President Robert </span>Stivers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told a group of Kentucky’s top business leaders this week that if backers of expanded gaming want the issue to finally pass, then they’ll have to present a united front.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:33:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37322 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify Senate President Hires Former Fletcher Aides http://wkms.org/post/senate-president-hires-former-fletcher-aides <p></p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s Senate President Robert Stivers has now hired two of former Governor Ernie Fletcher&#39;s aides to serve on his leadership staff.</p><p>Earlier this month, David Fleenor came on board as Stivers&#39; attorney. Fleenor, who had served as general counsel to Fletcher, replaced Harland Hatter, who took a position in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:06:32 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 35208 at http://wkms.org Senate President Hires Former Fletcher Aides