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Opponents speak out against casino gambling
Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, the Speaker Pro Tem of the House and primary sponsor of a bill to allow voters to decide whether Kentucky should allow casino gambling, had a simple response to those testifying against his bill Wednesday.
‘Pride and regret’ in Gov. Steve Beshear budget
Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday night offered state lawmakers reluctant to tackle tax reform in an election year a two-year budget he said filled him with both pride and regret.
Weekly legislative wrap-up
A Kentucky General Assembly session has its own rhythm and pace. It follows certain mileposts and is affected by more than the work or issues confronting lawmakers.
Beshear announces plans to finish Mountain Parkway
Every governor from Bert Combs to Ernie Fletcher promised to finish building the Mountain Parkway to Prestonsburg, according to House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg.
First week of session mostly uneventful
The first week of the 2014 General Assembly might have been written off as uneventful but for the accidental firing of a lawmaker’s pistol in her Capitol office.
Review of ex-lawmaker stirs House debate
An investigation by House colleagues into charges of sexual harassment against former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, is apparently over without any action taken against him by the House.
More budget cuts seem likely
Kentucky lawmakers face a simple question when they come to Frankfort on Tuesday for the biennial budget session. They have to find more money or make more cuts.
Funding education area of debate, concern
Since 1990, Kentucky has been viewed as a leader in education reform, first with passage of the landmark Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990 and then with passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009.
State expected to have moderate growth in next 2 years
The state will see moderate growth in revenues over the next two years, according to the group of outside economists who develop the projections, but not quite as much as they’d hoped when they last looked at the numbers in October.
Lawmakers expect little political fallout from committee’s decision
When a House select committee looking into allegations of sexual harassment by a former Democratic lawmaker adjourned without an investigation last week, there were some howls of protest.
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