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Health Care
8:41 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Legislators Unlikely to Put State Health Exchange into Law

Despite progress toward building a state-run health insurance exchange in Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear will likely have to re-issue an executive order to keep it alive. Beshear issued an order creating the exchange earlier this year, after the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. And it’s a goal of state health officials to get the exchange protected under a law, rather than an executive order. Republican State Senator Tom Buford says his colleagues aren’t likely to support an exchange law.

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Government
11:58 am
Wed October 3, 2012

If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate

Robert Stivers
KY LRC

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district.

Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.

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Society
9:26 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY state senator says international events take focus away from domestic issues

Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford
lrc.ky.gov

Unrest in countries around the world makes national as well as international headlines.  One Kentucky lawmaker believes those events have taken some of the focus away from pressing domestic issues.  

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Kentucky General Assembly 2012
3:28 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Lobbying Group Sets Spending Records for 2012 Session

A lobbying group for various drug manufacturers has set a record for money spent during a Kentucky legislative session.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association spent nearly half a million dollars between January and March lobbying against a bill aimed at curbing meth production by limiting pseudoephedrine purchases.

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