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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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Republican leadership from the Kentucky Senate are in western Kentucky this week for an annual retreat to prepare for the upcoming legislative session.  

Senate President Robert Stivers, President Pro Tem David Givens, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Caucus Leader Dan Seum and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon held a press conference Wednesday along with 2nd District Sen. Danny Carroll who lobbied for the caucus to be held in Paducah.

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Kentucky Senate Majority Leadership members are holding their annual retreat in Paducah this year. 

The retreat will allow Senate Republicans a chance to discuss and prepare agenda and priorities for the upcoming legislative session in January.  

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Republicans are keeping their same leadership team in the Kentucky Senate as the GOP prepares for a new era of complete control of the General Assembly.

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