2013 KY General Assembly

2013 KY General Assembly
2:33 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reduce Gun Violence in Kentucky

Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.

The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks for every gun sale in Kentucky.

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Politics
2:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Pension Bill Passes Senate Committee, House Still Has Hang-ups

FRANKFORT — An effort to reform Kentucky's underfunded pension systems passed in its first hearing Wednesday from a state Senate committee meeting.

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2013 KY General Assembly
1:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

University Bonding Projects on Fast Track to Pass House This Week

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A bill authorizing bonding projects for most of Kentucky's public universities appears to have ample support to be approved this week in  the state House.

House Bill 7  authorizes more than $300 million in projects, including renovations for dorm rooms, academic buildings and football stadium renovations at the University of Kentucky.

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2013 KY General Assembly
7:47 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Lawmakers Ready for Tax Reform Legislation, but Bill Unlikely This Session

Credit ltgovernor.ky.gov

Kentucky lawmakers seemed eager to dig into another tax reform bill this year, but the chair of the latest tax reform commission says reform isn't likely coming soon.

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson—who chaired the commission—and Mary Lassiter, the secretary of the cabinet, addressed lawmakers on the budget committees about the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission.

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