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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A bill doubling the individual campaign contribution limit in Kentucky continues to move through the General Assembly. It emerged from the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday.

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Two state legislative resolutions calling for a national constitutional convention got a hearing Monday in Frankfort. Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Chair Kenny Imes told the packed room no vote would come this session, but the issue would be studied over the next year.

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The so-called “Freedom of Religious Expression” bill is before Kentucky House members and likely to get a vote this week. The bill already won overwhelming approval in the Senate. 

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A Kentucky House bill that would prohibit shock probation in the case of fatal accidents caused by driving under the influence is heading for a vote in the full Senate.

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A bill to include police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians in Kentucky’s hate crime statute is on its way to the full senate.

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Proponents of nuclear power are hoping the seventh time is a charm at Kentucky's capitol. The state Senate Wednesday voted to lift a moratorium preventing the storage of nuclear waste in the Commonwealth.

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A bill before the Kentucky general assembly includes the possibility of better county-to-county coordination of recreational trail development. The Kentucky House passed the bill Monday. It calls for the creation of the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Authority to develop, police, maintain, and market ATV, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking trails.

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The Kentucky House is expected to vote this week on proposed legislation to prohibit shock probation in driving under the influence cases that involve fatalities, after the measure emerged from the House Judiciary Committee last week.

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The Kentucky House is expected to vote this week on proposed legislation to prohibit shock probation in driving under the influence cases that involve fatalities. The measure emerged from the House Judiciary Committee last week.

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A controversial bill affecting the operation of the state attorney general's office won approval in the Kentucky House Friday and is expected to get a favorable reception as it moves to a vote in the Senate. 

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