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Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark says he won’t seek re-election to the leadership position when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.

The Louisville Democrat has served as Speaker Pro Tem for more than two decades. He said in a press release the decision for his successor would best be made in Governor Steve Beshear’s final year instead of in the next governor’s term.

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Less than a week after a Louisville lawmaker pre-filed expanded gaming legislation, opposition to it is already starting to take shape. Stan Cave is a former Republican House member and an attorney for the anti-gaming Family Foundation. 

Libertarian PAC to Target Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tem

Jun 12, 2012

The leader of a political action committee that helped a Kentucky congressional candidate get a GOP nomination may now focus on ousting a state lawmaker.

A bill designed to help pay federal interest payments is one step closer to becoming law. The measure passed the House unanimously today, although a few Republicans expressed concerns over the bill. The bill would let the state borrow money to help make federal interest payments on a loan Kentucky took out during the recession. The state borrowed more than $900 billion to help pay for unemployment insurance, but didn’t account for interest payments. If the state is late on payments, the federal government can put a higher tax on employers to recoup the funds.

A Louisville lawmaker is looking to enhance job creation in Kentucky's auto industry by amending a law that's already on the books.

House Speaker Pro Temp Larry Clark has filed House Bill 400 to update the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act, which helped bring 3,000 jobs to Ford plants in Louisville.

This year's bill would retract requirements that incentives only go to facilities in Louisville or Lexington. That would let Kentucky's other two car makers take advantage of the program.