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Tenant arrested, accused of setting fire to Sen.-elect’s law office

A fire police say was deliberately set in Harlan left six people without a place to live and destroyed the law office of Johnnie Turner, who was just elected to the state senate, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Democratic Caucus leaders request bias training be added to ethics training

The Kentucky House and Senate Democratic Caucus leaders requested bias training be added to the General Assembly's mandatory annual ethics training.  

Bill banning female genital mutilation passes

Legislation to ban female genital mutilation in Kentucky is headed to the governor’s desk.

Bill tackling addiction in the workplace advances

Legislation to give Kentuckians in addiction recovery a pathway to maintain or return to employment narrowly advanced out of a Senate Committee Wednesday.

Bill to rein in surprise medical billing advances

Legislation to offer patients some protection from surprise medical bills passed the state Senate Wednesday.

Bill targets legal ads aimed at prescription drugs

Legislation to regulate plaintiff lawyer advertisements that target consumers of prescription drugs and medical devices advanced out of a state Senate committee Tuesday.

Senate passes bill tackling gender gap in coding

Republican Senator Damon Thayer, of Georgetown, is a primary sponsor of a bill designed to increase participation in computer science courses by underrepresented groups.

Secretariat resolution advances to Senate

A resolution to celebrate the 50th birthday of the world’s most celebrated racehorse of all time was advanced Monday in the Kentucky House.

National Guard life insurance bill advances to Senate

A bill designed to make information about a state-sponsored group term life insurance option more readily available to Kentucky National Guard members has passed the Kentucky House.

Senate OK’s bill to protect minors from online harassment

It would be a crime in Kentucky to spread personal information of a minor online with the intent to harass, abuse or frighten under a bill the Senate passed.

‘Boots to Business’ could expand under bill

A bill that would allow veteran-owned nonprofits to waive some startup fees cleared a Senate committee Thursday.

Senate OK’s bill to restore voting rights for some felons

The Kentucky Senate has approved a proposal to restore voting rights for some felons who have completed their sentences.

Bill aims to increase participation in jury system

Legislation that would add people with state-issued personal identification cards to a pool of potential jurors passed the Senate Monday by a 35-0-vote.

Transportation secretary hiring reform advances

A bill that would pave the way to changes in how Kentucky hires transportation secretaries passed out of the state Senate Thursday.

Foster child student bill advances to Senate

Legislation that would make it easier for foster children to change schools after a change in home placement has been approved by the state House.

Dual credit bill moves to House

Legislation to ensure dual credit hours earned in high school would be transferable to Kentucky’s colleges and universities unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday.

Bill targets access to care for eating disorders

Legislation addressing access to specialized care for eating disorders advanced out of the state Senate Monday.

Resolution to make DST permanent moves to Senate

The Kentucky House passed a resolution urging Congress to allow Kentucky and other states to permanently adopt daylight saving time, or DST.

Immigration bill passes Kentucky Senate after lengthy debate

After a lengthy debate, the Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to ban sanctuary policies by most public agencies in the state.

Two bills addressing childrens’ health pass Kentucky Senate

A spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) screening bill and a bill that would require licensed childcare centers to meet the most recent USDA food and nutrition standards, passed the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday.

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