mary lou marzian http://wkms.org en Reproductive Rights Rally Takes Aim at Upcoming Kentucky General Assembly Session http://wkms.org/post/reproductive-rights-rally-takes-aim-upcoming-kentucky-general-assembly-session <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Activist Fausta Luchini address the crowd. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:50:08 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36259 at http://wkms.org Reproductive Rights Rally Takes Aim at Upcoming Kentucky General Assembly Session Gunning for Three Bills, Fairness Campaign Hopes at Least for Kentucky House Hearing http://wkms.org/post/gunning-three-bills-fairness-campaign-hopes-least-kentucky-house-hearing <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">Seeking the passage of three pieces of legislation protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation, more than 200 people rallied on Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda with Kentucky's Fairness Campaign.&nbsp;</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">Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat of Louisville, is &nbsp;sponsoring a bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The bill, along with Senate Bill 28, would also make it illegal for landlords and real estate agents to discriminate on those grounds. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:53:06 +0000 Rae Hodge 28347 at http://wkms.org Gunning for Three Bills, Fairness Campaign Hopes at Least for Kentucky House Hearing House Panel Moves Bill to Take DNA After Arrest http://wkms.org/post/house-panel-moves-bill-take-dna-after-arrest <p></p><p>The House Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that will require police to take DNA samples when they arrest people on felony charges. If the measure is approved by the full Legislature, Kentucky would join 25 other states that take DNA samples from felony arrestees.</p><p>The vote was unanimous and will proceed to the full House for consideration. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28059 at http://wkms.org House Panel Moves Bill to Take DNA After Arrest Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reduce Gun Violence in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/democratic-lawmakers-introduce-bill-reduce-gun-violence-kentucky <p></p><p>Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.</p><p>The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks for every gun sale in Kentucky. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27781 at http://wkms.org Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reduce Gun Violence in Kentucky House Hearing Scheduled for Clean Energy Legislation Thursday http://wkms.org/post/house-hearing-scheduled-clean-energy-legislation-thursday <p>A bill that would require a certain percentage of the state&rsquo;s energy to come from renewable sources is scheduled for a hearing in the Kentucky House of Representatives tomorrow. The bill has little chance of passage this late in the session, but its advocates are hoping to set the stage for next year.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:18:09 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 17326 at http://wkms.org House Hearing Scheduled for Clean Energy Legislation Thursday Welfare Drug-Testing Bill Brings Boycotts http://wkms.org/post/welfare-drug-testing-bill-brings-boycotts <p>A bill that would allow random drug testing of welfare recipients was the subject of legislative boycotts and hearings today.<br /><br /> House Bill 26 is sponsored by Republican representative Lonnie Napier, who says the bill does not unfairly target anyone and would help rid drug abuse from those who benefit from government programs.<br /><br /> The bill was never expected to come for a vote in committee, leading Napier&rsquo;s fellow Republicans on the panel to boycott the meeting.<br /> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:14:49 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17204 at http://wkms.org