2013 General Assembly

Government
3:19 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Governor Says Pension Talks Continue

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State leaders are still working to find solutions to the Kentucky's troubled pension system—but he's not promising a deal the time the General Assembly regular session ends next week, Gov. Steve Beshear said on Monday.

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2013 Tennessee General Assembly
7:13 am
Tue March 5, 2013

TN Democrats Decry School Voucher Ad Buy

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The Tennessee Democratic Party is crying foul as advocacy groups begin running TV spots promoting school vouchers. The ads target certain lawmakers without mentioning specific legislation.

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Politics
1:01 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Gooch Sponsors Power Entity Merger Bill

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Representative Jim Gooch of Providence is sponsoring a bill in Kentucky’s General Assembly that would force a merger of Kentucky's two power generation and distribution entities.

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Politics
12:14 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

House Leaders Considering Instant Racing Legalization to Help Pay for Pensions

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Kentucky House leaders are considering legalizing Instant Racing across Kentucky to help plug the funding gap in the state's pensions.

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Politics
5:02 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Kentucky State Senate Passes Hemp Bill

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The state Senate has passed a bill aimed at creating a hemp industry in Kentucky, though the bill's future appears to lack the support of key government leaders.

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Business
2:44 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

KY Legislators Want Big Rivers And Smeltors To Find Middle Ground

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A legislative panel has postponed its vote on a bill that would allow two aluminum smelters in western Kentucky to purchase electricity on the open market.

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Government
1:11 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades

Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.

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Government
2:58 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

KPR's Colston Sets Up 2013 Kentucky Legislative Session

Pension reform, updating liquor laws, expanded gaming, a state-wide smoking ban and legalizing the production of industrial hemp are just a few issues Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston thinks will be on the agenda for this year's legislative session in Frankfort. Colston speaks with Chad Lampe about the details surrounding some of those issues and who will fill  retiring Sen. Ken Winters's (R-Murray) seat on the senate education committee. Plus, hear if there are any hard feeling between  Sen. Bob Leeper (I-Paducah) and Senate President-elect Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) after his failed attempt at seeking the top post in the Senate.