Proposed legislation that would institute performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges is now on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House. But that's not without an unsuccessful effort Tuesday to make changes in the budget committee.
Legislation that would include police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians on the list of protected groups related to hate crimes easily passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday. Former police officer Senator Danny Carroll brought the bill to the Senate floor.
The Kentucky House is being asked to urge the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to take steps to help reduce deer-related property or vehicle damage in certain regions of the Commonwealth. The bill passed the full Senate on Friday.
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.
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.
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.