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Stumbo hoping to get back to attorney general’s office

Stumbo's biggest argument is that he has "years" of experience. 

Education funding fight in Frankfort

Kentucky's Democratic leaders have blasted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for withholding $4.6 million from public school districts - money Bevin says he will release if the districts ask for it.

Stumbo calls meeting of House to discuss pension system

Kentucky's Speaker of the House has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system.

House Speaker files lawsuit against Governor

Kentucky Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo is asking a judge to throw out Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes of the state’s $68 billion operating budget.

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.

Kentucky Lawmakers reach agreement on budget

Kentucky House and Senate leaders say they now have an agreement on how to spend $65 billion over the next two years.

Kentucky House, Senate leaders resume budget talks

Kentucky House and Senate leaders have resumed budget talks at the state Capitol.

Democrats say they will reject Bevin’s college budget cuts

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the House will reject Gov. Matt Bevin's mid-year budget cuts to colleges and universities.

With budget vote looming, Democrats try to seat new members

Kentucky Democrats are trying to speed up the results of Tuesday's special House elections so the newest members can vote on a proposed state budget next week.

KY Democratic Party celebrates wins in special election

The Kentucky Democratic Party is celebrating the results of Tuesday's special election.

Stumbo renews push for local-option sales tax

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo has renewed his push to amend Kentucky's Constitution to give local voters the option of temporarily raising sales taxes to pay for big-ticket construction projects.

Stumbo skips Friday session, Democrats say no changes coming

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo missed Friday's legislative session because he was attending a meeting at his law firm in Florida, Speaker Pro Tem Jody Richards said.

Killed trooper’s dad wants more safety

It’s been a little more than a week since a state trooper was gunned down in his cruiser in Lyon County. Now that trooper’s dad wants to know if more can be done to keep law enforcement safe out on the road.

Kentucky Senate votes to double campaign contribution limits

The state Senate voted 28-8 Monday to double the campaign contribution limits for candidates in an election cycle. The bill does not impact the May 19 primary for governor, but it would be in effect for the November general election if the House of Representatives approves it. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he supports the bill.

House Health and Welfare panel reviews medical marijuana bill

House Speaker Greg Stumbo outlined key elements of House Bill 3, which proposes to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Floyd County Couple And Their Son Sentenced In Cockfighting Case

A Floyd County couple and their son were sentenced to federal prison for participating in a major cockfighting operation in McDowell.

State Tax Breaks Controversial for Noah’s Ark Park

House Speaker Greg Stumbo is speaking out against using tax incentives for a Noah’s Ark Theme Park being built in Northern Kentucky.

Ky House Speaker Tweets He Was Kicked Out of White House After Shouting Match

A tweet was sent out by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Wednesday night stating that he had "just got thrown out of White House after shouting match with Administration over coal..."

Grieving Mother Wants Special Session To Fight Heroin Epidemic

22 people died in Fayette County in 2012 from heroin overdoses. This year, already 13 people have died with 11 more cases pending.

House Speaker Supports Local Option Sales Tax

A proposal to let local governments charge a 1 percent sales tax is still alive in the Kentucky legislature after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear convinced House Speaker Greg Stumbo to support it.

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Car crashes into, damages Jif building in Lexington

A car crashed into Lexington's landmark Jif building Friday night, slightly damaging it.