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Government
4:11 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Kentucky Lawmakers Won’t Return to Frankfort for Special Session

It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January. 

State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic.  

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Government
6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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Government
4:06 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ky. Senate Passes $20 Billion Budget: Cuts University Projects and Restores Operational Funding

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The Kentucky Senate has approved its version of a two-year, $20 billion state budget.

The Senate voted  25 for, two against, and 11 pass votes on the budget Monday afternoon.

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Government
6:30 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Kentucky Coal Counties Take Issue with Severance Tax Distribution

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Coal counties receive a portion of coal severance revenue but several county officials say they aren’t getting enough. Webster County Judge Executive Jim Townsend says the state takes too much of the severance money to fund projects that are not in western or eastern Kentucky.

“I understand you’ve got to make your books balance and that but it doesn’t need to be taken away from the counties that are producing the coal,” he says.

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