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Ruling opens opportunities for female couple
They weren’t expecting a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday that said Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Judge: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriage
A federal judge has ruled Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause.
York among four House Republicans catching heat over minimum wage vote
Although it won’t likely pass the Republican controlled Senate, a bill to raise Kentucky’s minimum wage which passed the Democrat-controlled House last week is already having a political impact.
Chambers pass priority bills
Lawmakers in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly passed priority bills this week, but most of them face a likely chilly reception in the other chamber.
Minimum wage increase passes House
By Ronnie Ellis
CNHI News Service
The two chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly passed their top legislative priorities Thursday — a bill to increase the minimum wage by House Democrats and one to give lawmakers power to overrule gubernatorial regulations by the Republican Senate.
Both measures are expected to face tough sledding in the other chamber, although House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, hinted that favorable treatment by one chamber of the other’s bill might produce reciprocal treatment.
Session moving slowly in Frankfort
One day after Gov. Steve Beshear called for tax reform and one-third of the way through the 60-day General Assembly session, even some lawmakers were talking about the slow pace of legislation.
Gov. Steve Beshear lays out tax reform proposal
Gov. Steve Beshear wants to raise about $210 million in extra revenue each year by making changes to an “archaic tax code which was developed for the 20th century economy” but is now holding back Kentucky.
Community college students to pay more per hour
Kentucky’s community college students will pay more per hour beginning next fall, independent of any increases in tuition.
Beshear to talk tax reform Tuesday
Gov. Steve Beshear will unveil his idea of tax reform Tuesday after first sharing it privately with key lawmakers Monday.
Beshear putting tax reform ideas on table
Gov. Steve Beshear will discuss his ideas for tax reform with some key lawmakers Monday in hopes of seeing it pass the 2014 session that is nearly one-third complete.
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