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Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr not running for re-election

Sen. Kerr represented Fayette County in the Kentucky Senate for 23 years.

State lawmakers pass bill limiting public access to some records

A bill limiting access to some records of judges, police and prosecutors is headed to Gov. Andy Beshear for his consideration.

UPDATE: Budget bills add money for kindergarten, water projects

Kentucky’s school districts now get state funding for half-day kindergarten, with districts using local taxpayer money to pay for full-day services.

Kentucky lawmakers OK virus liability shield for businesses

The liability protection measure passed the House and Senate on Tuesday. The measure is headed to the governor for consideration.

UPDATE: Bill targeting on-duty sex crimes by police headed to governor

Supporters say the legislation would help root out bad police officers.

UPDATE: Groups oppose ‘anti-protest’ legislation

The proposed bill would criminalize anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges” a law enforcement officer.

Kentucky Senate backs bill requiring schools to reopen

The Kentucky Senate voted to require schools to reopen in-person instruction by late March.

Bill allowing extra year of school clears Kentucky Senate

The proposed legislation is a response to pandemic-related disruptions on schools that resulted in widespread use of virtual instruction.

Kentucky Senate backs COVID liability shield for businesses

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to provide broad protections shielding businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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.

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Department of Public Safety holds job fair to encourage applications

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