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Senate president working on bill that would ban most no-knock warrants

Exceptions to the proposed ban would be for arrest warrants, hostage situations or threats to life, 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 introduced to undo Beshear’s remake of school board

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has introduced a bill aimed at the governor's overhaul of the state school board.

Transportation secretary hiring reform advances

A bill that would pave the way to changes in how Kentucky hires transportation secretaries passed out of the state Senate Thursday.

Beshear, Cameron vow bipartisan fight against drug epidemic

Some of Kentucky’s top political leaders promised a unified effort to combat the drug epidemic during a ribbon cutting Monday at a substance abuse recovery center in Manchester.

Kentucky Senate OKs bill to reveal executive branch lobbying

The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at shedding more light on efforts to lobby the state's executive branch.

Top senator touts bill to reveal executive branch lobbying

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has pointed to high-profile public corruption cases in pushing for legislation to shed more light on efforts to lobby the executive branch.

GOP leaders sending mixed messages on pension bill

Some key House Republicans in Kentucky are sending mixed messages as lawmakers work on crafting a bill to overhaul one of the country's worst-funded pension systems.

Senate President Robert Stivers becomes CSG National Chair

Senate President Robert Stivers confirmed as the new national chair of the Council of State Governments.

KEA refutes lawmaker’s claims about public pension funding problems

The Kentucky Education Association took issue Wednesday with the state's legislative leadership over the underfunded public pension system.

Stivers: Teachers’ pension system dogged by ‘systemic’ woes

The Kentucky Senate's top leader says "systemic" problems in the teachers' retirement system are a main factor for the pension system's funding woes.

Kentucky Republicans, Democrats clash over opioid epidemic

A top Republican lawmaker says Kentucky settled a lawsuit against a major prescription painkiller for "pennies on the dollar" to avoid an embarrassing conflict of interest for the state's Democratic attorney general.

GOP hails ‘successful’ session as lawsuits loom

Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up the 2017 legislative session, with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin declaring it "the most successful legislative session in history."

UPDATE: Bill revamping black lung system passes

Kentucky lawmakers have completed quick work on a bill sought by the Senate's top leader to reduce the coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.

Senate OKs bill targeting attorney general

The state Senate has approved a bill that would let the governor, not the attorney general, be the voice of the state when filing amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bill would set guidelines for removing college board members

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to set guidelines for the governor to follow in removing board members at public universities.

Legislature to Vet Charter Schools, Criminal Justice Reform

Kentucky lawmakers are focusing on charter schools and criminal justice reform as they return to work following a month-long recess.

Senate approves bill to clear path for felon voting rights

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would let voters decide whether to change the state's constitution to let lawmakers restore the voting rights of some convicted felons.

Senate president’s wife hired as deputy cabinet secretary

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the wife of Senate President Robert Stivers has been hired as a deputy cabinet secretary.

Stivers looks for bipartisanship on anti-heroin bill

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says he hopes bills to combat heroin abuse and encourage investments by telecommunications companies can win bipartisan support in next year's General Assembly session.

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