Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.

stu.johnson@eku.edu

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Legislation to update veterinary practice in Kentucky is moving to the House floor, but not before a robust debate about over-the-counter products.  The bill language prohibits store clerks from recommending certain veterinary products.  Mayfield Representative Richard Heath worked for years at a Southern States retailer.

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A so-called “protected rights” bill is heading to the Kentucky House following a full hearing in Senate on Tuesday. 

Supporters say the legislation would allow private businesses to draw the line on providing services to customers if the decision is based on religious beliefs.

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The Kentucky Senate has voted to revise the state's needle exchange legislation. The bill approved on Tuesday includes an amendment to specify that health facilities conducting needle exchange programs evenly trade clean needles for dirty ones. 

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Legislation to implement state regulation of the zip line industry is moving through the Kentucky General Assembly. The measure is proposed to help ensure consistency in construction, training, and rider safety. 

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Kentucky House Republicans unveiled their budget proposal Tuesday. The house GOP strategy seeks to modify Governor Bevin’s suggested two-year spending plan. 

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Kentucky House Republicans have unveiled their plan to bring stability to the state’s pension systems. However, the chamber’s Democratic leader is not impressed with the proposal.

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Early voting legislation, a high priority of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, has won House approval. 

The measure, after substantial debate, passed Monday by a 20-vote margin.  

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Kentuckians can now register to vote online. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the formal announcement Monday at the state capitol.

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As Kentucky lawmakers this week work to deliver a two year state budget, another spending plan will also be high on the priority list.   Legislators also have to finalize a budget for the state's roads.  

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Local option sales tax legislation won just enough House votes today, to send the measure to the Kentucky Senate. The constitutional amendment measure is a high priority of the Kentucky League of Cities. 

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