Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo

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Lawmakers are hammering out what they hope will be a final version of the state budget this week.

The bill will need to pass both legislative chambers before it heads to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk.

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House and Senate conferees will go back to the table Monday to continue working toward a state budget agreement. One of the remaining points of contention is funding for higher education. 

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Kentucky House Republicans have unveiled their plan to bring stability to the state’s pension systems. However, the chamber’s Democratic leader is not impressed with the proposal.

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A campaign finance bill that would clear the way for larger donor contributions is on the move in the Kentucky House.  

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Kentucky legislative leaders Thursday spelled out their party’s 2016 priorities before a large group of county officials in Lexington.

They spoke at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference.

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Kentucky was one of 13 states where same-sex marriage bans were overturned by a landmark Supreme Court decision on Friday.

In Kentucky, an estimated 57 percent of the population still disapproves of same sex marriage, according to a May poll.

With that, state lawmakers and other leaders cautiously responded Friday to the ruling and moved forward with implementing its ramifications. 

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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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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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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.

Stumbo Addresses Kentucky Teacher Pension

Jan 12, 2015
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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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