Kentucky lawmakers have killed a bill that would establish so-called “right-to-work” laws in the commonwealth. The Republican-backed bill would prohibit workers from paying union dues as a condition of employment.
The U.S. Supreme's Court ruling Wednesday striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act does not impact Kentucky laws regarding the definition of marriage. Kentucky voters in 2004 approved an amendment to the state constitution defining a marriage as being between one man and one woman.
A long list of new laws are set to take effect in Kentucky this week, including one that will allow the state to offer extra tax incentives to encourage automobile manufacturers and parts suppliers to expand production in the state.