Ernie Harris

Government
12:45 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Kentucky General Assembly Running Out of Time to Address Gas Tax Issue

Sen. Ernie Harris in Senate
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The chair of the state Senate Transportation Committee is still confident that something will be done to adjust Kentucky’s gas tax before the legislative session ends.

But the committee chair, Sen. Ernie Harris, said it’s still unclear what a final bill would look like or where it would come from.

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Government
12:32 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Booster Seat Legislation Gets Senate Committee Backing

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Child safety advocates have long sought modifications to Kentucky's vehicle booster seat law. 

It appears such a change is headed toward final passage in the General Assembly.  Current law requires children under age seven who are between 40 and 50 inches tall ride in a booster.  

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Government
3:03 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

State Lawmakers Work to Enact Insurance Regs for Online Transportation Services

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The Kentucky legislature is working to keep up with relatively new online ride-sharing services.

The House Transportation Committee Tuesday approved a Senate measure which impacts the ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber. 

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Government
2:28 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Kentucky Senate Approves $5.4 Billion State Road Plan

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The state senate's approach to building and maintaining roads and bridges across the Commonwealth is moving forward.  The state senate adopted the six-year road plan Wednesday.  

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2012 General Assembly
7:18 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Senate Passes Bill to Require Seat Belts in Vans

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