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Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure
The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
Senate discussion targets companies that move overseas
The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises GOP
Senate Democrats' campaign arm has again outraised its Republican rival.
McConnell Thanks Bevin, Then Blasts Grimes
After his win over primary opponent Matt Bevin, Senator Mitch McConnell began his victory speech by thanking Bevin, commenting that Bevin has made him a better candidate. Video Video
Voters Set Stage for Senate Control Fight in November
A ten-month primary campaign that cost $12 million is coming to a close today in Kentucky, where Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to beat a tea party-styled challenger, Matt Bevin.
McConnell & Grimes to Go Head-to-Head in November
It was an outcome that many people had predicted for months, but now it's official: Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes will battle it out for a seat in the U.S. Senate in November.
Grimes' Supporters "Roar" Over Victory
Alison Lundergan Grimes' supporters were out in full force Tuesday night, making their opinion loud and clear: it's time to bring Mitch McConnell home.
Senate Committee Kills Tanning Bed Ban
A Kentucky state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have banned teenagers from using tanning beds.
Kentucky U.S. Senate Primary Preview
Previewing the Senate race involving McConnell, Bevin, and Grimes. Video Video
McConnell Defeats Tea Party Challenger Bevin
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has defeated millionaire businessman Matt Bevin in an expensive and bruising primary election in Kentucky. He'll face Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the fall as he pursues his sixth term.
Senate Sets Up Gas Tax Showdown
Kentucky's Republican state Senate leaders rejected a gas tax increase of 1.5 cents per gallon on Tuesday.
Ky. Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill
The Kentucky Senate has passed a cybersecurity bill aimed at boosting protections for information stored in government computers.
Rand Paul Gearing Up For Presidential Election?
Could Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul be preparing to run for President in 2016? An UK Political Science Professor said he is showing signs of considering entering the race. Video Video
Senate Rejects McConnell-Supported Coal Resolution
The US Senate has rejected a bill backed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky that would have called for the Environmental Protection Agency to weaken standards for mercury, lead, arsenic, and other toxins from coal-fired power plants.
Grimes Announces Senate Race
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she will run against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell next year. Video Video
Senate Passes Concealed Guns in Bars Bill
Guns in bars? Is that a good combination? The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow it, with conditions. It hasn’t passed the House. Video Video
UPDATE: Bill Allowing Concealed Guns in Bars Passes Ky Senate
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow concealed deadly weapons to be carried into bars and alcohol-serving establishments, so long as the carrier does not drink.
Senate OKs Keeping E-Cigarettes Away From Minors
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Matt Bevin Campaign Signs Put In Capitol Lawn
Somebody put Bevin for Senate signs on the capitol lawn. He is challenging Senator Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Video Video
Kentucky House Reps Working To Pass Hemp Bill
The bill, which would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky, was thought 'stuck' just weeks ago. Tuesday, House representatives worked to put it through. Video Video
House & Senate Give Final Approval For University Projects
It looks like you'll see a new and improved Commonwealth Stadium.
Ky. Senate Passes Abortion Bill
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds before abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant women.
Proposed Internet Sales Tax Could Harm Local Businesses
The U.S. Senate passed a bill that would allow states to collect sales tax from online purchases. The president of a Lexington business says it could hurt his business. Video Video
House Committee Approves Bill to Expand Booster-Seat Law
A Kentucky House Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would expand Kentucky’s booster seat-law. Video Video
Minumum Wage Bill Heads to State Senate
House Speaker Greg Stumbo's Kentucky minimum wage bill successfully made its way through the House of Representatives on Thursday and will now advance to the State Senate.
Kentucky Senators Vote For Filibuster
Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul both voted for a filibuster Thursday on a gun control bill that is now being voted on by the Senate. Video Video
Expert Evaluates Judd’s Decision Not To Run For Senate
With Ashley Judd out of the running for US Senate, Dr. Stephen Voss, a UK Political Science Professor, said some of the excitement surrounding the campaign will be lost too. Video Video
Showdown Set on Unemployment Bill in Senate
Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.
State Budget Passes House & Senate
Kentucky's 2 year, $19 billion state budget passed both the House and Senate Friday. Video Video
Crackdown On Cold Medicine
Senate committee votes to restrict over-the-counter medicines.
Lawsuit Challenges House and Senate Districts
Three House Republicans and two citizens filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging redistricting and asking a judge to delay next Tuesday's filing deadline. Video Video
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