Brad Montell

Government
2:52 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Tourist Pedaling Carts Get Go Ahead for Alcohol from House Panel

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A bill to legalize the possession of alcoholic beverages on tourism related bicycle wagons has cleared its first legislative hurdle.   

The measure was approved today by the House Licensing and Occupations Committee.  

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2013 KY General Assembly
5:50 am
Thu February 28, 2013

House Passes Two Pension Bills But Controversy Over Vote Looms

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The House has narrowly passed two bills dealing with the state's underfunded pension system, but not without controversy.

The House passed an amended  version of Senate Bill 2, which keeps the pension systems as a defined benefit and creates a new oversight panel for Kentucky's many pension plans. It passed on party lines 55-45, with Democrats favoring.

It also passed House Bill 416, which takes revenues from the potential expansion and legalization of Instant Racing, from online lottery sales and a new Keno game.

That bill passed with 52 votes, but many Republican members argued that the action was illegal, since revenue bills take a House supermajority of 60 votes to pass in odd-year session.

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2012 General Assembly
2:14 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Kentucky House Passes Roads Bill

The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills this morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth.

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