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Senate votes to terminate Trump’s border order

In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Midwife bill advances through House

Kentucky stopped issuing permits to home-birth midwives back in 1975. Now a bill that would create a new regulatory path for these practitioners is a step closer to becoming law.

Election contest bill advances to Senate

A bill that would give the General Assembly future guidance in contested state legislative, statewide and congressional elections has cleared the Kentucky House.

Free speech bill heads to Senate

The Kentucky House has passed a bill designed to protect free speech on college campuses.

Senate takes aim at ‘doxing’ of minors with bill

Legislation to criminalize a type of online harassment passed the state Senate today by a 26-10 vote.

Foster Child bill receives Senate approval

The foster child “bill of rights” moved a step closer to becoming law today after being amended and passed by the Kentucky Senate.

Special Election Tuesday to fill vacant Senate seat

Voters will choose between Democrat Darrell Pugh and Republican Phillip Wheeler to represent the 31st District.

Senate OK’s bill to limit secretary of state’s power

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to limit the secretary of state's influence over the daily operations of the State Board of Elections.

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.

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP leader who’s often the behind-the-scenes architect of intricate legislative maneuvers to resolve bitter partisan stalemates.
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Campaign finance reporting bill moves to House

The state Senate passed legislation Friday that supporters said would bring additional transparency, accountability and integrity to Kentucky’s electoral process.
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Kentucky Senate votes to shift power to select principals

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to shift the authority for selecting school principals.

Proposed election date change heads to House

A bill that would move the governor’s race to even-numbered years passed out of the state Senate today, making it the first measure to clear the chamber this session.
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Senate panel considers pair of election measures

Two election-related bills advanced out of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government today.

House plans no more votes this week on shutdown

House lawmakers don't plan to vote this week to end the government shutdown.

Senate adjourns, guaranteeing partial shutdown

The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday.

Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.

Divisive race ends with Republican Hyde-Smith victory

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist.

Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

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