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$400M needed for teacher retirement system
Back in the spring as Democrats and Republicans worked on a pension reform bill, the Republican Senate initially insisted the increased costs could be met through normal growth in state revenues.
Conway, Comer spar over hemp
It’s still illegal to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky and farmers who do might subject themselves to potential criminal liability.
Lawmaker calls for KSP probe into shredding
Frankfort’s sexual harassment controversy took another turn Tuesday with lawmakers calling for an investigation by Kentucky State Police into reports of document shredding.
Faces of drug abuse: Parents share heartbreaking stories
To most, Michael Donta and Sarah Shay are statistics, two among thousands who die from prescription drug overdoses each year.
Grimes, McConnell talking coal
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reveal new carbon emissions standards Friday for U.S. coal-fired plants.
Arnold faces probe despite resignation
A select committee of House members will proceed with an investigation into the conduct of one of their former colleagues despite that lawmaker’s resignation Friday.
Farmer enters guilty pleas
Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who seemingly once held the affection of the state on a string, entered revised guilty pleas in federal and state courts Friday as part of a deal likely to send him to prison for as long as two years.
Lawmaker accused of sexual harassment resigns
Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who has been accused of sexual harassment by three employees of the legislature, has resigned from the General Assembly.
Legislative panel finds science standards lacking
The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee turned thumbs down on adoption of new science standards for Kentucky schools Wednesday, but Gov. Steve Beshear will implement them anyway — which he has legal authority to do.
Beshear: Most uninsured Kentuckians get discounts
Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that most of Kentucky’s uninsured population will qualify for Medicaid coverage or federal subsidies and tax credits which will make health insurance affordable through the state’s new health benefit exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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