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Kentucky lawmakers have voted to send a message to Planned Parenthood.

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A bill headed to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's desk is designed to protect religious expressions in public schools but has LGBT advocates worried it will give student groups a license to discriminate.

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Legislation to pave the way for licensing genetic counselors is before the Kentucky House. The senate last week unanimously approved the measure.

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A new bill that would create a system for charter schools to open up anywhere in Kentucky by 2018 has been filed in the state House of Representatives.

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A bill that would give hate crime protections to police officers and emergency responders has passed the state House of Representatives. The vote on the so-called “blue lives matter” bill drew a lengthy debate and protesters.

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A new crop of committee chairs will wield gavels in the state House of Representatives starting Jan. 3, when Republicans assume control of the chamber for the first time in 95 years.

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The results of the only state House race to unseat an incumbent Republican this November will be recanvassed on Thursday, with initial returns showing a 259 vote difference between the candidates.

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Lurking beneath the headlines of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s bids for president, there’s a battle waging for Kentucky’s state House of Representatives. Democrats have much to lose — it’s the last legislative chamber controlled by the party in any Southern state. Republicans have everything to gain — if they net four more seats, they’ll have power over the entire legislative process in Frankfort.

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According to recent postings on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website, local state Representatives running for re-election this year are out-fundraising their opponents by a mostly wide margin.

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Gov. Matt Bevin is calling on Kentucky lawmakers to pass charter school legislation next year. Charters operate independently of many public school regulations, but receive taxpayer funding. They can be shut down if they don’t meet certain academic requirements.

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