Steve Riggs

Government
2:34 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Government Worker Incentives Bill Getting Ironed Out

Credit Kentucky Senate courtesy Commonwealth of Kentucky

A bill that would create incentive programs for employees of the Legislative Research Commission who find ways to save money is working its way through the General Assembly. But an amendment to the bill changes the focus, and attempts to add criteria for hiring the LRC's next director.

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Government
1:19 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Ky. Insurance Plan for High-Risk Individuals Ends Tomorrow

  Kentucky’s state-run insurance plan for high-risk individuals ends Tuesday, making way for mandatory health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Kentucky state Rep. Steve Riggs of Louisville helped sponsor the legislation that implemented Kentucky Access fourteen years ago, and says the program has served a good purpose.

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2012 General Assembly
7:50 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Lawmakers Assess Legislative Session

ket.org

Just days remain in this year’s legislative session. And with lots of bills still on the board, some Kentucky lawmakers offered their assessments on productivity during KET’s Kentucky Tonight this week. Retiring Representative Danny Ford believes legislative redistricting really bogged down the process.

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2012 General Assembly
8:31 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Help Refugees Stay in School

wikipedia.com

Refugees can stay in Kentucky high schools after their 21st birthday under a bill that cleared the House Monday.  Democratic state Representative Jody Richards says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have fled to the U.S.  The divisive issue generated a lengthy floor debate with some critics, including Republican state Representative Ben Waide, questioning the wisdom of having people in their mid-20s sharing schools with teens.  Democratic Representative Steve Riggs urged colleagues to pass the measure so refugees can finish high school and become contributing taxpayers.