Senate President Robert Stivers

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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4:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Stumbo, Stivers Call New EPA Regulations A "Dumbass" Policy

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The state’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words over proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced new regulations that would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.

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10:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Carroll Grabs Republican Nomination for 2nd District Senate Seat

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Easter Seals West Kentucky president Danny Carroll is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District state Senate seat being vacated by Bob Leeper.

Carroll defeated David Hoffman in Tuesday’s primary election, by a 55-45 percent margin.

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3:27 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Kentucky Senate President Evaluates 2014 Legislative Session

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The president of the Kentucky Senate is giving good marks overall for the 2014 general assembly session.  Robert Stivers offered the assessment Monday during a caucus meeting of senate republicans. 

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3:12 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Eminent Domain Measure Fails to Pass this Legislative Session

Senate President Robert Stivers (R)
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It appears condemnation issues related to a natural gas liquids pipeline project in Kentucky will be left up to the judicial system. 

Some residents living along the proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline had sought legislative clarification of eminent domain law.  

Senate President Robert Stivers believes the matter should stay in the courts for now.

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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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3:33 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Leaders Comment On Minimum Wage Legislation

(left) Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) and House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonburg)
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Leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House are exchanging words on minimum wage legislation.  The House yesterday approved a bill to raise the minimum wage 95 cents a year for three years, eventually reaching ten dollars ten cents an hour.  Senate President Robert Stivers says his chamber is more interested in creating new jobs.

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6:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Kentucky Legislators' Wait Almost Over for Governor's Tax Reform Details


Leaders from both the Kentucky House and Senate are scheduled to meet with Gov. Steve Beshear Monday to talk tax reform. 

Lawmakers have been waiting on details of a proposal. Beshear promised weeks ago he would come forward with a legislative proposal to reform taxes.  But, the particulars of how to change the state’s tax structure will likely be revealed in Monday's meeting. 

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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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8:27 am
Tue December 24, 2013

KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education

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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.

The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.

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