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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is looking to provide additional safety protections for Kentucky law enforcement officers during the upcoming legislative session.

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  Outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear had a vision of bringing casino gambling into Kentucky to generate new revenue for state coffers, as he has often said. But the issue has never taken hold in the legislature.

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  House Speaker Greg Stumbo will propose a constitutional amendment that would allow as many as seven casinos to open in Kentucky, with tax revenue from the businesses dedicated to public education, boosting the racing industry and shoring up the state’s ailing retirement system.

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The leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives plans to revive a decades-long effort to expand gambling in the state.

Following this year’s legislative session, Speaker Greg Stumbo said casino legislation will be part of his "personal agenda" in 2016. But Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation is doubtful it will gain much traction.

The Legislative Research Commission will not move forward with hiring a new director for the troubled state agency for now.

State House Democrats Unveil Agenda

Nov 6, 2014
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Less than 24 hours after Kentucky voters maintained the 54-46 Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives, the chamber’s leaders announced their agenda for the 2015 legislative session. 

“We want to thank the voters for their support and for giving us the opportunity to move ahead with those ideas that are important to them and that help all Kentucky families succeed,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said.  “Our Democratic caucus has made an effort in recent years to distance itself from the policies and gridlock we have seen coming from Washington, and the voters rallied behind that.”

Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.

Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.

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The state’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words over proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced new regulations that would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.


A group of Louisville teachers are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the governor and leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly, claiming they violated the state's contract with teachers by deliberately underfunding teachers' retirement fund by billions of dollars.

For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting.

A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Senate race.

Federal authorities filed charges against three Eastern Kentucky residents this week in a massive cockfighting ring run out of the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club in McDowell, Ky.