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Bill to put transgendered bathrooms in public schools fails

Bill to put transgendered bathrooms in public schools failsThe proposal was in response to a Louisville school's decision to allow students to use the restroom of their sexual identity.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Indiana

Ind. House rejects changes to Sunday alcohol sales bill

Ind. House rejects changes to Sunday alcohol sales billOne proposal narrowly defeated Thursday would have required security caps on bottles of hard liquor.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Charitable gambling bills clear Senate committee

Charitable gambling bills clear Senate committeeThe first bill would let people play an electronic version of the popular paper pull tab games used by many charities.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Winter weather cancels Ky. legislature

Winter weather cancels Ky. legislatureWinter weather has canceled Kentucky House and Senate sessions Feb. 18. All legislative committee meetings were also canceled.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Elections

Rand Paul to announce presidency campaign

Rand Paul to announce presidency campaignRand Paul to announce presidency campaign
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

"EquiLottery Bill" passes Kentucky Senate by wide margin

"EquiLottery Bill" passes Kentucky Senate by wide marginThe Kentucky Senate passed SB74 on Friday, a bill that would enable a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing, by a margin of 22 – 9 today in a morning session at the State Capitol in Frankfort.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Money

In state with tobacco ties, Ky. House OKs smoking ban

In state with tobacco ties, Ky. House OKs smoking banThe Kentucky House has endorsed a statewide smoking ban in public buildings and most workplaces in a landmark vote in a state with historic ties to tobacco.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Kentucky House passes local option sales tax proposal

Kentucky House passes local option sales tax proposalThe bill's leading advocates Thursday were House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Minority Leader Jeff Hoover. They said the proposal would empower local voters to decide whether to temporarily raise their local sales taxes to pay for projects.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

House passes proposal to restore some felons' voting rights

House passes proposal to restore some felons' voting rightsThe bill would change the Kentucky Constitution and would have to be approved by voters before it became law. It also requires a 60 percent vote in both the House and the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Bill requiring convicted drivers to prove their sober fails to advance in Ky. Senate

Bill requiring convicted drivers to prove their sober fails to advance in Ky. SenateThe Senate version of the bill to require an ignition interlock device on the vehicles of those drivers failed to advance to a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Indiana

Ind. panel backs allowing inland moves for riverboat casinos

Ind. panel backs allowing inland moves for riverboat casinosSupporters of the proposals say they are needed to help Indiana's casino industry as its struggles with growing competition from neighboring states.
  • Indiana
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

House panel to discuss lifting Sunday alcohol sales ban

House panel to discuss lifting Sunday alcohol sales banThe committee will also consider a slew of amendments Wednesday aimed at pleasing both sides in the long-running issue.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Bill backed by distilleries advances

Bill backed by distilleries advancesA bill advanced by the House Licensing and Occupations Committee on Wednesday would allow distilleries to sell their own products by the drink on their premises.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

GOP primary could impact local option sales tax vote

GOP primary could impact local option sales tax voteBut the Republican primary for governor could complicate the issue as candidates seek to woo a voting base that has historically been turned off by any hint of a tax increase.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Speaker Bosma to present ethics reform bill to committee

Speaker Bosma to present ethics reform bill to committeeBosma announced he will present the bill Tuesday morning to the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Legislative Black History Month Celebration is Tuesday

Legislative Black History Month Celebration is TuesdayThe theme of the program is "Making the Dream a Reality."
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Protest scheduled against the Jefferson County Democratic Party

Protest scheduled against the Jefferson County Democratic PartyCommunity leaders have scheduled a protest for Sunday afternoon to ask the Jefferson County Democratic Party (JCDP) to stop the vote to nominate one of their political insiders.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Kentucky Senate passes charter school bill

Kentucky Senate passes charter school billThe proposed pilot program would allow up to five charter schools in both Jefferson and Fayette counties over a five-year period. The bill passed 23-12 Friday.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

House panel passes bill to boost Kentucky minimum wage

House panel passes bill to boost Kentucky minimum wageThe bill cleared the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday. It's similar to last year's proposal that passed the House but died in the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Political rivals put aside differences to support food banks

Political rivals put aside differences to support food banksAttorney General Jack Conway and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer spoke at a news conference at the Kentucky Capitol.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Indiana

Indiana House backs ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

Indiana House backs ban on plastic beads polluting lakesScientists blame the particles for about 20 percent of the plastic pollution in the Great Lakes.
  • Indiana
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Republican governor candidates to speak to Kentucky Realtors

Republican governor candidates to speak to Kentucky RealtorsThe crowded Republican field has a little over three months to separate themselves from the pack before the May 19 primary. Early polls indicate that a majority of voters have not decided who they will vote for.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Vote nears on allowing religion-based hiring by contractors

Vote nears on allowing religion-based hiring by contractorsSenators could vote as soon as Tuesday on whether to approve the proposal and advance it to the House for consideration.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

House Speaker Boehner: 'All children ought to be vaccinated'

House Speaker Boehner: 'All children ought to be vaccinated'His response: "I don't know that we need another law but I do believe that all children ought to be vaccinated."
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Joe Arnold previews the General Assembly

Joe Arnold previews the General AssemblyJoe Arnold previews the General Assembly
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Rand Paul: Most vaccinations 'ought to be voluntary'

Rand Paul: Most vaccinations 'ought to be voluntary'In an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, the likely Republican presidential candidate was asked about the subject in light of comments made by President Obama and likely 2016 rival Chris Christie.
  • News
  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Obama's budget includes billions for coal states

Obama's budget includes billions for coal statesThe largest new spending would be $1 billion to redevelop abandoned coal mines. The money would go to states and tribes in $200 million increments over five years.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago