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Ryland Barton, WFPL

Kentucky's Republican House Speaker says it is likely the state legislature will meet on Saturday to pass the first bills of the year. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Ending mandatory labor union membership is the top priority of the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Republicans are officially the majority party in the state House of Representatives for the first time since 1921, putting the party in control of the legislature and the governorship for the first time in state history.

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Republicans take over the Kentucky legislature this week with the help of millions of dollars in contributions from the finance and energy industries. 

Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, official photos

Kentucky’s top law enforcement officer is calling on the new Republican state legislature to fight the emerging threat of synthetic drug abuse instead of rescuing a failing public pension system. 

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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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Lawmakers have already pre-filed scores of bills ahead of the 2017 legislative session, though likely priorities like anti-abortion legislation, permission for charter schools and tort reform have not yet been filed.

Ryland Barton, WFPL

At a Kentucky Farm Bureau event on Saturday, Sen. Mitch McConnell thanked rural voters for helping Republicans take control of the state House of Representatives and White House during elections last month.

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A Kentucky group that seeks to protect individual freedoms is reporting an increase in support following the presidential election. 

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The president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says last week’s elections make it much more likely the group’s top legislative priorities will pass next year.

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