Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky State Park Commission via WFPL

A year after the legislature set aside an extra $18 million to make improvements to Kentucky’s state parks system, officials say the facilities have “turned the corner” on the way to being safer and more inviting to tourists.

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State environmental officials are accepting grant proposals for projects in Kentucky that promote use of recycled waste tires.

Ryland Barton

The Kentucky legislature has awarded final passage to a handful of bills opposed by labor unions, most notably “right-to-work” legislation that would ban unionized companies from requiring employees to pay dues.

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The Kentucky General Assembly was back in session this week and for the first time, Republicans were in charge of the House, Senate and the governor’s office. 

U of L Board ‘Fix’ Headed For Passage On Saturday

Jan 6, 2017
Ryland Barton, via Twitter

A bill that would overhaul the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees — just as Gov. Matt Bevin did last summer — is nearing final passage through the General Assembly.

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Amid continued – and heated – protest at the state Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, lawmakers debated a pair of bills that would significantly limit women’s ability to have abortions in Kentucky.

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Legislation reforming how labor unions and union dues operate moved through both chambers of the Kentucky legislature Thursday. Here's what cleared the House and Senate: 

Ryland Barton, via Twitter

House Republicans have advanced two bills targeting labor unions in Kentucky. A House committee approved bills Wednesday that would ban mandatory labor union membership and repeal the state's prevailing wage law. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Kentucky's Republican House Speaker says it is likely the state legislature will meet on Saturday to pass the first bills of the year. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Ending mandatory labor union membership is the top priority of the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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