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As Republicans assume a new majority in the upcoming legislative session, the Louisville-area chamber of commerce wants the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislation long stymied by Democrats.

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Kentucky's first Republican House speaker in nearly 100 years says his biggest job will be managing the expectations of the state's restless GOP leaders - starting with the governor. 

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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says the main concern for the upcoming legislative session is jobs, and lawmakers may not have time to discuss many ‘social issues’ like a bill to stop fairness ordinances.

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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says the main concern for the upcoming legislative session is jobs, and leadership may not have time to discuss many ‘social issues’ like fairness ordinances. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

Republican leadership from the Kentucky Senate are in western Kentucky this week for an annual retreat to prepare for the upcoming legislative session.  

Senate President Robert Stivers, President Pro Tem David Givens, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Caucus Leader Dan Seum and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon held a press conference Wednesday along with 2nd District Sen. Danny Carroll who lobbied for the caucus to be held in Paducah.

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Kentucky Senate Majority Leadership members are holding their annual retreat in Paducah this year. 

The retreat will allow Senate Republicans a chance to discuss and prepare agenda and priorities for the upcoming legislative session in January.  

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Kentucky lawmakers are once again calling for transparency in the state’s pension agencies, which manage the worst-funded public retirement funds in the nation.

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Kentucky House Democrats held an election-year special meeting Tuesday to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Governor Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program. 

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Kentucky Republicans voted for their presidential nominee in a caucus two months ago. While Donald Trump led the state, Ted Cruz carried most of western Kentucky. 

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Republicans in Kentucky's 2nd congressional district have chosen Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton as one of three delegates to the Republican National Convention. 

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