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State News
  • Senate passes bill to allow Paul to run for 2 offices

    Kentucky’s state Senate passed a bill Tuesday “to clarify” that Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul can simultaneously run for president and re-election to his Senate seat in 2016.

    March 19, 2014

  • Road plan passes House over Republican protest

    Democrats pushed through the state House a two-year, $4.5 billion road plan as Republicans protested they weren’t given time to study the measure and some projects were removed from their districts after they voted against freezing the motor fuels tax last week.

    March 19, 2014

  • State Senate crafts plan for snow day relief

    School superintendents, teachers, parents and students in many parts of the state are unable to plan spring breaks, graduation ceremonies and summer vacations because schools are going to have to make up days lost to winter weather.

    March 18, 2014

  • Right-to-work law fails in committee

    The sponsor of a right-to-work law in Kentucky knew it had no chance of passing a House committee Thursday.

    March 14, 2014

  • A few glimpses into House budget plan

    Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort.

    March 11, 2014

  • Prevailing wage bill dies in committee

    The state House of Representatives will apparently not vote on a bill to remove the requirement that public school construction projects pay the area’s prevailing wage.

    March 7, 2014

  • Bill would allow Paul to run for two offices

    Most people know Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is considering running for president in 2016. But, if he does, he wants to be able to hedge his bets by running for re-election to his Senate seat at the same time.

    March 7, 2014

  • 4,000 march, remember in Frankfort

    This time the welcome was warmer; still cold, but the sun shone; and 50 years of progress was marked.

    March 7, 2014

  • Same-sex marriage decisions

    Kentucky’s Democratic Attorney General won’t appeal a federal judge’s decision that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states — but Kentucky’s Democratic governor will.

    March 5, 2014

  • Almost time for budget talk at session

    More than halfway through the 2014 General Assembly, little has been seen of lawmakers’ plans for a new two-year state budget — but that’s about to change.

    March 3, 2014