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The pace of activity in the Kentucky senate so far in 2018 is not the same as a year ago. The 38 member senate in the first week of 2017 approved seven bills including right to work and legislative pension transparency measures, plus legislation to require an ultrasound before an abortion.


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The president of the Kentucky senate says a special legislative session on pension reforms could still happen between now and the end of December. But Robert Stivers admits the window of opportunity for a likely five-day session is closing a bit day by day.

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A Republican leader in the Kentucky Senate still believes the General Assembly is on target to hold a late October or early November special session on pension reform.

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A one and a third billion dollar investment in Kentucky’s automotive industry is not changing a legislative leader’s mind about the need for broad tax reform. Toyota officials announced Monday plans to spend the funds over five years to revitalize design, engineering, and production at the Scott County plant.  

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Update: Senate lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes on mental health treatment and naming various roads. House lawmakers have voted to override Bevin's vetoes involving drones and Volkswagen settlement money.

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The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly session has been void of something typically found in the legislative process.

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Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to encourage public school districts to begin the school year in late August.

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A bill doubling the individual campaign contribution limit in Kentucky continues to move through the General Assembly. It emerged from the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday.

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The Kentucky Senate has voted to double the amount of campaign contributions allowed for some donors. The issue prompted emotional debate on the Senate floor Wednesday.

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A bill that would open up pension benefits for lawmakers to public review is on its way to the full Kentucky Senate. Similar legislation has passed the Senate before, but failed in the House.

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