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

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A state judge has ruled three Democratic state lawmakers can join a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Matt Bevin from cutting spending on state colleges and universities.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill that will allow some Class D felonies to be cleared from criminal records five years after a sentence is completed.

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A trio of Democratic lawmakers are trying to join Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin over his recent order to cut state university budgets 4.5 percent for the remainder of this fiscal year. Beshear has challenged Bevin's order, saying it is an illegal overreach.

Felon Expungements Bill Passes House Committee

Jan 29, 2014

A bill that would remove certain non-violent felonies from criminal records has cleared a Kentucky House committee.

Filed by Louisville Representative Darryl Owens, the bill would expunge charges after five years, as long as they don't lead to a federal criminal indictment. The bill cleared the Judiciary Committee by an 18 to 8 vote that fell largely along party lines, with only one Republican joining Democrats in support of the bill.