Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Politics
12:29 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

MillerCoors Joins The Kentucky Beer Battle

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MillerCoors has joined the so-called “beer battle” between Anheuser-Busch and craft brewers in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Craft brewers and local beer distributors support a bill that would forbid out-of-state brewers from owning beer distributors in the state. Breweries that make fewer than 25,000 barrels of beer per year are not allowed to own their own distributors under Kentucky law.

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Government
2:18 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

House Democrats File Bills to Reform Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

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State House Democrats are pushing to make changes to the troubled Legislative Research Commission, as recommended in the draft of an audit of the state agency released last month.

The report said staffers took issue with the LRC’s pay structure and hiring practices, which were described as opaque and unfair.

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Government
4:01 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Leaders of Both Houses of Kentucky Legislature Remain Confident About Heroin Bill

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Leaders of both houses of the Kentucky general assembly remain committed to passage of legislation to address heroin problems. 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers appeared Thursday on WEKU's Eastern Standard program. Both men are confident that a heroin bill will be passed this session.

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Government
8:29 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Stumbo Addresses Kentucky Teacher Pension

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Kentucky's state-funded teacher pensions are in a $14 billion hole and House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he has a plan to address the shortfall.

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Government
3:20 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Local Sales Tax is High Priority for Kentucky Legislature

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Kentucky House leaders are joining the mayors of the state's two largest cities in lobbying for a local sales tax option.

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Politics
3:27 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Richards Seeks Return to Kentucky House Leadership

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  Veteran State Representative Jody Richards is aiming for a return to House leadership as Speaker Pro Tem.  The Bowling Green Democrat is among four others vying for the number two post. 

Richards, who spent 14 years as House Speaker, has been out of leadership since 2009, and says some things have changed since then.

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Government
2:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stumbo: State Defunding Won't Kill "Beshear Care"

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Kentucky’s highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker says language in the state’s budget that attempts to pull funding for the Affordable Care Act won’t kill the program.

Kentucky is set to begin paying a portion of the cost for expanded Medicaid and the health-insurance exchange in 2017. Provisions in the recently-passed state budget bar state money from going toward the program.

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Government
11:24 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kentucky House to Vote on Road Construction Plan Today

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The leader of the Kentucky House expects to see a slimmed-down road construction budget come before his members.  The full house is expected to vote on the plan this afternoon. 

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the six year plan, which outlines construction schedules and costs, is over programmed by a billion dollars.

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Government
4:35 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Right To Work Legislation Introduced in Kentucky

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The Kentucky House’s top-ranking Republican has introduced a right-to-work bill in his chamber.

Under the measure, workers would not be required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. House GOP Floor Leader Jeff Hoover says such a law would create jobs.

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Government
4:18 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Inaugural House Session Hijacked by Arnold Committee Fallout

House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook (left), speaks with House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives prior to the start of the opening day of the 2014 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
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The 2014 Kentucky General Assembly began Tuesday, but discussion was dominated by fallout from a committee tasked with investigating sexual harassment claims against a former lawmaker.

Members of the panel took turns speaking on the House floor, with Republican members saying that the committee had failed by not fully investigating the claims against Rep. John Arnold.  The panel disbanded after Arnold resigned.

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