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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.
Farmer ethics settlement largest ever
Most of the details won’t become public until a federal judge rules on a revised guilty plea, but Monday the Executive Branch Ethics Committee approved the largest settlement in its history with former Republican Commissioner of Agriculture Richie Farmer.
Rogers ‘leaning toward voting no’ on Syria issue
Kentucky Republican Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, is leaning against voting to authorize military action against Syria.
Transportation committee looks at antiquated law
Because of an antiquated law on the books since the 1950s in Kentucky, if someone wanted to start a household goods moving company he had to first advertise that intent and hope existing moving companies didn’t object.
LRC meeting will be closed, but recorded
Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants Wednesday’s meeting of the Legislative Research Commission, where allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, will be discussed, to be open to the public.
House members to probe charges
Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo Friday appointed five House members to investigate charges of sexual harassment leveled against one of their colleagues, Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis.
Laurel Co. may have to go alone in redistricting battle
When two groups suing the legislature over its failure for two years to pass new legislative maps said they would not object to the maps enacted in a special session it sounded if the controversy was over.
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