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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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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Cheers: Bill would let Kentucky bars buy vintage whiskeys

State lawmakers passed a bill that allows vintage bottles of spirits to be put back into circulation in Kentucky.
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Kentucky bill would allow golf carts to deliver package

Golf carts could become part of a package-delivery company's fleet if a bill advancing in the Kentucky legislature becomes law.
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House agrees to tax break aimed at new Amazon hub

Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at giving online retailer Amazon a tax break on the purchase of jet fuel as part of its decision to locate a major air hub in northern Kentucky.
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House passes bill to create elective Bible literacy courses

The Kentucky House has passed legislation aimed at creating elective Bible literacy courses in public schools.
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Bill would make colleges compete for state funding

Kentucky's public colleges and universities would have to compete with each other for shrinking state tax dollars under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.
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UPDATE: Kentucky House Passes Prevailing Wage Repeal

Construction workers hired for publicly financed projects would earn less money under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives.
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Kentucky Democrat Files Transgender Bathroom Bill

A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill to ban transgender bathroom use in public buildings.

Stumbo calls legislative session a success

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling this year's legislative session a success as lawmakers prepare for a last round of action before final adjournment.
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Bill adding fee for prepaid phones heads to governor’s desk

Prepaid phone customers will have to pay an extra 93 cents to support local 911 emergency services under a bill headed to Gov. Matt Bevin's desk.

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