2017 General Assembly

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Update: The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.

prichardcommittee.org

Kentucky’s Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is calling for General Assembly action in 2017 on goals for a new school accountability system.

LRC Public Information

Kentucky’s 2nd District State Representative is, for the fourth time, introducing legisaltion to lift the statewide nuclear ban.  

Gerald Watkins’ pre-filed bill would end the decades-old moratorium and add Kentucky to the list of nuclear-power generating states.  

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky’s top officials would be required to visit the farthest corners of the state before beginning their duties under a bill filed for the upcoming legislative session.

Alexey Stiop, 123rf Stock Photo

Lawmakers have already pre-filed scores of bills ahead of the 2017 legislative session, though likely priorities like anti-abortion legislation, permission for charter schools and tort reform have not yet been filed.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce leaders and local state legislators met with Murray Calloway-County Chamber members and city leaders Friday in the newly opened Marriott Hotel to outline goals for the 2017 legislative session.

Courtesy Greater Louisville, Inc., via WFPL

As Republicans assume a new majority in the upcoming legislative session, the Louisville-area chamber of commerce wants the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislation long stymied by Democrats.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says the main concern for the upcoming legislative session is jobs, and lawmakers may not have time to discuss many ‘social issues’ like a bill to stop fairness ordinances.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce logo

The president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says last week’s elections make it much more likely the group’s top legislative priorities will pass next year.

J. Tyler Franklin/Louisville Public Media

Two Democratic legislators have filed a bill to strengthen a law that regulates life insurance policies in Kentucky.

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