felon voting rights http://wkms.org en Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass http://wkms.org/post/ky-felon-voter-restoration-unlikely-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A bill that would restore voting rights for thousands of Kentucky felons isn’t likely to pass this year.</p><p>Lawmakers say they could not reach an agreement over different versions of the proposed legislation.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:27:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39595 at http://wkms.org Ky. Felon Voter Restoration 'Unlikely' to Pass Rand Paul Backs State Bill to Restore Felon Voter Rights http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-backs-state-bill-restore-felon-voter-rights <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul has given a boost to a state bill that would restore the voting rights of some felons.</p><p>Paul spoke before the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government Committee in support of the measure, which then cleared the committee. Paul says the majority of felons affected by the bill are nonviolent drug-users who are victims of the War on Drugs, and he appealed to lawmakers’ compassion. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:11:38 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38799 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Backs State Bill to Restore Felon Voter Rights Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period http://wkms.org/post/senate-consider-felon-voting-rights-waiting-period <p></p><p>A bill that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons in Kentucky has taken another step toward passage.</p><p>The bill handily passed in the Democratically-controlled House, but likely won't be well-received in the GOP-led Senate. Similar bills have died there in previous years. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:18:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38120 at http://wkms.org Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House http://wkms.org/post/felons-voting-rights-proposal-clears-ky-house <p>A bill seeking to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for non-violent felons sailed through the state House Thursday.</p><p>Unlike past years, the proposed ballot issue may have a chance in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer says it may be an issue "whose time has come," with some changes.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:59:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38097 at http://wkms.org Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee http://wkms.org/post/felon-voting-rights-bill-passes-ky-house-committee <p>A bill that would restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw's latest attempt to put approximately 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls. Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year due to support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:22:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38023 at http://wkms.org Felon Voting Rights Bill Passes Ky. House Committee