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Budget votes full of ‘firsts’ for lawmakers

Several 'firsts' as state lawmaker approving budget with no raises

Kentucky lawmakers pass coronavirus-relief measure

Kentucky lawmakers passed a coronavirus-relief bill to help workers and employers suffering economic damage from the pandemic.
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Feds reach deal on $2 trillion aid package

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure

Drug bill, liquor-by-mail, criminal justice reform approved

State lawmakers finalized a bill to cut out the middle man in some drug claims; House OKs liquor legislation.

General Assembly expands online meeting coverage

All committee meetings, other sessions will be available online.
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Legislature’s return draws some criticism

Teachers, ACLU concerned about closed-door nature of session.
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Beshear backs spending increases for education, health care

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in his first budget plan.

“Cannabus” visits the State Capitol

Frankfort got a visit Thursday from the "Cannabus".

UofL official faces tough questions on hospital deal

A University of Louisville administrator has faced tough questioning from state lawmakers delving into details of the school's plan to purchase financially ailing Jewish Hospital.

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat.

Beshear proposes term limits, lobbying ban for lawmakers

Democrat Andy Beshear has proposed term limits and a lifetime lobbying ban for Kentucky lawmakers as part of an ethics plan for state government.
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Kentucky lawmakers pass pension-relief bill

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a pension-relief bill and sent it to Gov. Matt Bevin.
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Lawmakers try to pass pension bill during special session

On Friday, the special session began and lawmakers are trying to provide pension relief to state agencies.
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McConnell to block efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

In a statement Thursday, McConnell says "we're not doing a COLA adjustment in the Senate," a position that likely kills the $4,500 pay raise.
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In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes

As one Republican legislature after another has pressed ahead with restrictive abortion bills, they have been confronted with raw and emotional testimony about the consequences of such laws.

Kentucky lawmakers agree to pension plan

State lawmakers passed a bill that would let up to 118 quasi-governmental agencies leave the state's struggling retirement system.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to put ‘In God We Trust’ in schools

Public schools in Kentucky would have to display "In God We Trust" in a prominent location next school year under a bill that has cleared the legislature.

Lawmakers agree to borrow $75 million

Kentucky lawmakers have agreed to borrow $75 million to fix up the park system and woo companies to locate in Kentucky.
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Kentucky lawmakers agree to reduce revenue by $105 million

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have agreed to reduce revenue by $105 million a year to give a tax break to some locally-owned banks and exempt nonprofits from some sales taxes.

Lawmakers advance bill to fine-tune foster care overhaul

Kentucky lawmakers are one step away from finishing work on a bill to fine-tune last year's overhaul of the state's child welfare system.

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