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Lawmakers are passing a flurry of bills in the last days of the legislative session but a new version of the massive charter schools bill has still not reappeared.

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The chair of the Senate Education Committee says he expects a revised version of the charter schools bill to be presented next week so that lawmakers have time to pass the legislation before time runs out on the General Assembly.

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After a lengthy debate and rushed legislative process, the state House of Representatives has passed a charter schools bill. The measure passed 56-39.

The legislation now heads to the state Senate, where it’s expected to pass.

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With the clock ticking on this year’s General Assembly, a charter schools bill will be given its first hearing in a legislative committee today. The legislation will likely be heard on the House Floor for a potential vote later in the day.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has announced his support for the latest charter school bill introduced in the General Assembly. The legislation would allow non-profit or for-profit organizations to create new public schools with the permission of a local school district or the state.

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A new bill that would create a system for charter schools to open up anywhere in Kentucky by 2018 has been filed in the state House of Representatives.

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Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his second State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night. It marked the first time in state history a Republican governor of Kentucky addressed a joint session of a Republican-led legislature.

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General Assembly members reconvened at the state capitol Tuesday after just over a month break in this 30 day session.

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State lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday after a break in this year’s General Assembly. With nearly two months left, the legislature is likely to consider major changes to the public education and criminal justice systems, giving the governor more power to reorganize university boards and altering the way medical malpractice lawsuits progress through the courts.

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Whether to allow charter schools to open up in Kentucky will be one of the biggest pieces of legislation considered this year. Only seven states in the country don’t allow charters.

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