Kentucky Senate

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The Kentucky Senate is expected to vote this week on legislation for a newer type of relationship between medical patients and physicians. It’s called Direct Primary Care.

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Kentucky's new Republican majority is poised to pass a host of legislation targeting labor unions, abortion and legislator's public pensions.

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  Kentucky Senate Democrats have re-elected two of their top leaders and elected a western Kentucky senator as caucus chair.

Dorsey Ridley of Henderson was elected as caucus chairman, replacing Gerald Neal of Louisville.

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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. 

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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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Republicans are keeping their same leadership team in the Kentucky Senate as the GOP prepares for a new era of complete control of the General Assembly.

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Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton will ask lawmakers to redraw judicial boundaries in the state to ease heavy caseloads in some local courts.

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Gov. Matt Bevin is calling on Kentucky lawmakers to pass charter school legislation next year. Charters operate independently of many public school regulations, but receive taxpayer funding. They can be shut down if they don’t meet certain academic requirements.

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Governor Matt Bevin is laying out a conservative legislative agenda he hopes to see accomplished during the next General Assembly.  

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Along with elections for president, U.S. Senate and Congress, Kentucky voters will decide in November the political control of the state House of Representatives, the last legislative chamber in the South controlled by Democrats.

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