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Government
3:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Ky. Senate President Talks Budget While Visiting Murray State

Stivers (right) chats with state Sen. Stan Humphries on MSU's campus.
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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says a projected revenue shortfall of at least $28 million shouldn’t require state funded agencies to give money back to balance the state’s budget.

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Government
5:05 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Ky. Ethics Panel Member to Resign after Arnold Controversy

Vernie McGaha plans to resign from the LEC.
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As the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission prepares to meet Wednesday to further discuss the allegations of sexual harassment against former state Rep. John Arnold, one member of the commission has announced his intention to resign.

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Government
6:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill

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A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.

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Government
3:30 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Kentucky Senate President Wants to Shorten the General Assembly Calendar by a Third

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The leader of the Kentucky Senate would like to see future General Assembly calendars shortened by a third over a two year period. 

Robert Stivers' bill, which won committee approval today, calls for the legislature to meet each January for five days. 

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Politics
11:36 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Kentucky's Senate Republicans File Amendment to Curb Governor's Power

Senate President Rober Stivers (left)
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Democratic Governor Steve Beshear created Kentucky’s health exchange and expanded Medicaid without legislative approval, but if Senate Republicans have their way, the governor will not have that luxury in the future. 

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Government
12:54 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Domestic Violence Bill Passes Out of Committee

A bill filed that would expand domestic violence protection for unmarried couples in Kentucky has cleared committee and is headed for a vote before the full state House.

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Government
3:11 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Local Option Sales Tax Presents Dilemma for Ky. Republican Lawmakers

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An effort in Kentucky to fund projects with a new local option sales tax is posing a dilemma for Republican lawmakers.

Democratic Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is backing the proposal, which would allow public votes on temporary sales tax increases to pay for new projects. But Republican State Senate President Robert Stivers says it's difficult to balance higher taxes against civic improvement.

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Government
5:05 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Ky. LRC Approves Audit Contract with National Conference of State Legislatures Despite High Cost

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Kentucky lawmakers have approved an internal audit of the state’s largest bureaucracy. The bipartisan National Conference of States Legislatures has been selected to audit the state Legislative Research Commission in the wake of scandal.

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Politics
5:24 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Time Running Out for Kentucky General Assembly to Pass Priority Bills

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As the 2013 legislative session winds down, the top priorities for each chamber are still stuck in the process and not yet law.

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Politics
9:05 am
Mon December 31, 2012

KY Lawmakers Wrestle with Redistricting

Kentucky lawmakers are at odds on whether to postpone redistricting for a year to avoid gumming up an upcoming legislative session that's already chock-full of hefty issues. Incoming Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says there’s no rushed to redraw legislative boundaries because the next round of elections isn't until 2014. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants the process over as quickly as possible after the session convenes Jan. 8.

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