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Lawmakers complete work on bills to limit governor’s power

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have given final approval to bills rebuking the Democratic governor's response to COVID-19.

Lawmakers adjust legislative session calendar

Lawmakers will work several days later than originally planned before a scheduled recess later this month.

Kentucky Capitol: Yard signs call for governor’s impeachment

The protest occurred Tuesday as state lawmakers began their 2021 legislative session.

Kentucky lawmakers plan for another COVID-impacted session

Senate President Robert Stivers said Friday the COVID situation could limit what lawmakers can do in the upcoming legislative session.

State lawmaker pre-files “Breonna’s Law” to end no-knock search warrants

State Rep. Attica Scott wants to end no-knock search warrants and increase police accountability.

Recap of the coronavirus-shortened legislative session

We recap some of the major bills passed during the just completed legislative session.

Lawmakers remove restrictions for vets to report animal abuse

On the last day of the legislative session, state lawmakers passed a bill that removes restrictions for veterinarians to report animal abuse.

First bill of legislative session passes, sent to governor’s desk

The first bill of the 2019 Regular Session to pass both chambers is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. It deals with whether direct marketers are defined as independent contractors.

Beshear urges cooperation on eve of 2020 legislative session

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for bipartisan cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a new two-year state budget.

Gun store to hold free seminars on permitless concealed carry law

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - People heading to the shooting range, or anywhere for that matter, soon will be able to conceal carry without a...

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 eye more tax breaks on final day

Kentucky lawmakers have begun the final day of the 2019 legislative session by proposing some last-minute tax breaks for big companies and making changes to the state's open records law.

Firefighter support group bill heads to governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - A bill that would establish peer support groups for active, volunteer and retired firefighters is heading to the governor's desk...

Scholarship tax credit bill dead this session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - As the legislative session comes to a close, teachers were back, protesting two education bills. House bill 205, a scholarship tax...

Lawmakers prepare for Legislative Session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Pension reform was met with protest last year from teachers and others. Republican Representative Robert Goforth of East Bernstadt says...

Pre-filed bill would make some telemarketing practices illegal

House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher's bill would require telemarketers to list their true caller ID number or have it listed as unknown.

Pre-filed bill would raise the minimum wage in Kentucky

A state senator from Lexington has pre-filed a bill in Frankfort that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.

Bipartisan black lung bill pre-filed in Frankfort

A bipartisan bill was pre-filed for the upcoming legislative session designed to help coal miners suffering from black lung disease.

New state laws go into effect July 14

Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14.

Kentucky lawmakers cancel Friday session as storm approaches

Kentucky lawmakers have canceled their session for Friday due to weather forecasts that the state could be hit by a mix of snow and ice.

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Covid victims honored outside Kentucky State Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky (WTVQ) - Since the start of the global pandemic, there's been over 3,000 Kentuckians who have lost their lives from COVID-19. On Friday...

Kentucky Right for Life announces new director

The Kentucky Right to Life announced a new executive director.