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GOP state Representative David Floyd has declined an appointment to a special committee to investigate Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Floyd was one of two Republicans placed on the committee by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Democrat.  

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate whether the Gov. Matt Bevin broke the law in his quest to convince lawmakers to switch parties.

The Democratic representative held a press conference this morning and told reporters that the committee will have the power to subpoena witnesses and will submit its report to the legislature before it reconvenes in January.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is asking Auditor Mike Harmon if the General Assembly can authorize an audit of another branch of government. 

In a letter to the auditor, the Democratic representative says during budget negotiations, there were concerns about the “accuracy of financial information from other branches of government.”

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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. 


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.