Government
11:52 am
Fri February 7, 2014

This week in KY's General Assembly with KPR's Jonathan Meador

KPR Capitol Bureau Correspondent Jonathan Meador
KPR Capitol Bureau Correspondent Jonathan Meador
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The 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly continues in Frankfort, and Todd Hatton speaks with Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Reporter Jonathan Meador about what lawmakers have been working on this week.

Hear about Governor Beshear's plan for tax reform and whyRepublican House Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants tax reform negotiations held behind closed doors.

 The House passed Speaker Stumbo's minimum wage bill this week  to gradually increase minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.  Hear about the bill's chances in the senate.    The Senate passed a controversial bill to require a constitutional amendment to strip the Governor of powers to implement regulations. The Senate is also considering a bill to allow people under domestic violence protections emergency access to carry a concealed weapon.