Hundreds of students, the majority from private schools, rallied at the capitol Thursday as part of National School Choice Week. Kentucky lawmakers could take up legislation to support expanding opportunities for students to attend private schools.
The House Judiciary Committee has acted unanimously to criminalize what has typically been termed “revenge porn”. The measure includes penalties for distributors and web sites which knowingly post such material.
A statewide coalition seeking to see at least a dollar increase in the state cigarette tax is stressing the health problems associated with smoking during pregnancy. A leader in the effort still believes the proposed tax hike could get a vote in the current legislative session.
With just under three weeks of Kentucky legislative activity on the books, leaders of the General Assembly remain unsure when action on pension reforms will occur. No pension bill has been filed thus far in the House or Senate.