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House approves cuts to judicial system over objections of chief justice

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved 9 percent spending cuts for the judicial system over the objections of the chief justice.

Senate votes to put stipulation on needle-exchange programs

Kentucky lawmakers have delved back into the contentious issue of needle-exchange programs created as a result of a 2015 law combating the state's heroin-addiction problems.

Maine, Kentucky lawmakers call for local meat processing

U.S. Sens. Angus King and Rand Paul want to ease restrictions on small farms and ranches so they can more easily provide locally produced meat to consumers.

Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children’s program

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.

Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states

Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry proposed a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.

Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states

Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.

Kentucky lawmakers form bipartisan Automotive Caucus

Kentucky lawmakers are banding together to promote the state's automotive industry.

Kentucky governor signs abortion bill as soon as it arrives

It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky's governor signed into law an abortion bill as soon as a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him.

Senate OKs bill to help prosecutors combat sex crimes

Kentucky lawmakers have taken another step toward closing a legal loophole in some sex-abuse cases if the young victims can't provide specific dates and places of the alleged abuse.

Abortion-related bill shows strength in Ky. House

Lawmakers have made more progress with a bill that would require women in Kentucky to have a face-to-face meeting with a medical professional at least 24 hours before having an abortion.

Legislative Research Commission launches YouTube channel

As the Kentucky General Assembly convenes in Frankfort on Tuesday, the Legislative Research Commission is launching its own YouTube channel, "LRC Capitol Connection."

2 lawmakers competing for GOP nomination for ag commissioner

Two Kentucky lawmakers with deep family roots in farming are competing for the Republican nomination for state agriculture commissioner.

Moody’s: Kentucky gas tax bill a ‘credit positive’

A key bond rating agency has applauded Kentucky lawmakers for stopping what would have been a 5-cent drop in the state gas tax.

Lawmakers sprint to finish line of 2015 session

State lawmakers vowed to finish the 2015 legislative session on Tuesday, starting the clock on a midnight deadline for a slew of bills affecting pensions for public school teachers, treatment for heroin addicts and protective orders for victims of abusive dating relationships.

Lawmakers make little progress in legislature’s final days

Kentucky lawmakers appear to be making little progress on proposals affecting teacher pensions and heroin abuse as the legislature reconvenes for the final two days of the 2015 session.

Authorities remove voting rights group from Senate meeting

Authorities removed a small group of protesters from a Senate committee meeting in Frankfort after they tried to read a statement demanding lawmakers vote on a bill that would restore the voting rights to some nonviolent convicted felons.

As fracking increases, lawmakers look to update the rules

State lawmakers are trying to upgrade Kentucky's oil and gas regulations as companies begin exploring deep into the state's mountains mostly known for their coal deposits.

Lawmakers discuss bills to bolster charitable gaming

Charitable gambling revenues have declined 40 percent in Kentucky in the past decade, and service organizations across the state are feeling the pinch.

Lawmakers ask for clarity on 101st deployment

Seven Republican Tennessee lawmakers are asking the Defense Department to clarify the mission of Fort Campbell soldiers who were sent to Africa to help stem the Ebola virus.

Lawmaker Says She Accidentally Fired Gun In Office

A Kentucky lawmaker says she accidentally fired her gun in her office in the Capitol Annex.

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