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Update: The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.

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Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill aimed at making it easier for terminally ill patients to obtain experimental treatments. Senate bill 21 cleared the House on an 87-7 vote Tuesday and goes to Gov. Matt Bevin. 

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Illinois House members are picking up education funding reform where they say a commission convened by the governor left off. Lawmakers gathered Tuesday to discuss proposals to revise the way Illinois finances its public schools. 

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  Governor Matt Bevin says he will not veto a bill that would lift Kentucky’s decades-old ban on nuclear power.

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Bulleit bourbon has reached a milestone in its maturity with the opening of its first distillery. 


Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to loosen inspection requirements for underground coal mines. The Kentucky Senate gave final approval to House Bill 384 on Tuesday. 

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Kentucky's public universities would be competing against each other for more than basketball and football victories under legislation headed to Gov. Matt Bevin. They'll be vying for state funding. 

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State lawmakers have advanced two bills aimed at helping people recover from deadly wildfires in eastern Tennessee.

Kentucky State University's board of regents has chosen M. Christopher Brown to be the school's 15th president following a sometimes controversial search.

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A Tennessee legislative panel has changed and passed Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris says would ensure people save more in food tax cuts than they'd pay in a gas tax hike.