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Business
3:37 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Medi-Share Resumes Operations

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  Kentucky residents can take part in a Christian-only medical risk sharing plan starting tomorrow thanks to new state legislation.

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Government
6:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Quinn Signs Transparency Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation to improve public access to information about government meetings. 

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Society
1:42 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

New Seatbelt Law for 15-Passenger Vans

Governor Steve Beshear has signed legislation requiring vehicles carrying 15 passengers or less to be equipped with seat belts and passengers must wear them. 

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Politics
11:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Beshear Signs Synthetic Drugs Bill in Hopkinsville

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.  

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Government
7:59 am
Wed April 18, 2012

'Don't Say Gay' Ban Advancing in Tennessee House

A proposal that would ban the teaching of gay issues to Tennessee elementary and middle school students is once again advancing in the state House.  The "Don't Say Gay" bill passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by one vote.

Kentucky General Assembly 2012
8:42 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Special Session Starts

Kentucky lawmakers are returning to Frankfort today to begin a special session called by Governor Steve Beshear.

Beshear has ordered lawmakers to take up a funding bill for the state's road plan and one addressing prescription pill abuse.

Those were the two major bills that died in the final hours of the 2012 regular session last week.

Beshear says passing those bills should only take lawmakers five days.

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Government
3:28 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Road Plan Approved

Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a massive road construction plan. Senate Democratic Floor Leader R.J. Palmer says lawmakers reached the agreement around 2AM today which is the final day of this year's legislative session. Legislators were scheduled to vote on the plan this afternoon. The plan includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years and more than $10 million worth over the next 6 years.

2012 General Assembly
6:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Colston on the Capitol with Rick Howlett

Kentucky’s lawmakers were in veto recess this week, where the Governor looks over proposed legislation and signs or vetos. Kentucky Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about what happens during the recess week and what’s ahead for the state budget.

Kentucky Legislature
8:30 am
Mon February 27, 2012

What's Next for Kentucky Lawmakers

Although two major issues have been nearly resolved, Kentucky lawmakers still have a full agenda this session.

Redistricting and expanded gambling dominated the first half of the session. The gambling bill was defeated last week and redistricting was settled by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

But that doesn’t mean the legislative work is over. Lawmakers still have a two-year budget to pass. Senate President David Williams says that's just one of several pressing issues.

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