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A veteran Democratic state representative from Louisville says he will not seek re-election next year. 

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Kentucky House lawmakers held a private meeting on Tuesday to discuss the state's troubled pension system. 

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A committee launched to investigate Gov. Matt Bevin is on its last legs after the panel’s chair resigned in protest because he wasn’t given subpoena power to compel an accuser to testify.

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The chairman of a legislative committee investigating Republican Governor Matt Bevin has resigned in protest because he said the outgoing Democratic Speaker of the House has refused to let him subpoena the governor's chief accuser. 

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Democratic lawmakers criticized one of the state retirement systems’ use of hedge funds after reports showing the practice hasn’t paid off in recent years despite hefty, often secretive fees for investment managers.

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Liberal state lawmakers have for 16 years pushed for a bill that would amend Kentucky’s civil rights code to protect people from discrimination in the workplace, housing and other areas based on their sexual orientation.

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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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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.

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On the road to this weekend's Fancy Farm political picnic, there are detours.

One is the Dainty contest, a unique annual sports event in Louisville’s Schnitzelburg neighborhood that draws local and statewide politicians.

In the run up to Fancy Farm, the Dainty has served as a kind of roadside attraction. Candidates rub elbows with prospective voters in an attempt to energize the base in one of Kentucky's most solidly working-class Democratic strongholds.

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Leaders from both the Kentucky House and Senate are scheduled to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear Monday to talk tax reform. 

Lawmakers have been waiting on details of a proposal. Beshear promised weeks ago he would come forward with a legislative proposal to reform taxes.  But, the particulars of how to change the state’s tax structure will likely be revealed in Monday's meeting. 

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