Kentucky General Assembly http://wkyufm.org en Lawmakers Will Get Update on Struggling Coal Tax Fund http://wkyufm.org/post/lawmakers-will-get-update-struggling-coal-tax-fund <p>Kentucky lawmakers will be briefed next week on the state’s ailing coal severance tax fund. The office of the state budget director will update the lawmakers of the fund’s future on Wednesday, during a regularly scheduled meeting of the interim committee on natural resources and environment. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:33:42 +0000 18448 at http://wkyufm.org Lawmakers Will Get Update on Struggling Coal Tax Fund Kentucky GOP Using Stumbo's Remarks Against Democrats http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-gop-using-stumbos-remarks-against-democrats <p>Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year&#39;s elections. The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo&#39;s declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:24:48 +0000 17120 at http://wkyufm.org Legislators Considering Efforts to Advance Digital Education in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/legislators-considering-efforts-advance-digital-education-kentucky <p>Kentucky lawmakers are trying to figure out how the state can improve digital learning across all classrooms in the commonwealth. The General Assembly has formed a task force to review possible legislative changes that encourage using technology in schools. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 16730 at http://wkyufm.org Legislators Considering Efforts to Advance Digital Education in Kentucky Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks 2013 is the Year Medical Marijuana Will Pass Legislature http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-thinks-2013-year-medical-marijuana-will-pass-legislature <p>A Kentucky Senator is unveiling legislation Thursday that would make medical marijuana legal in the Bluegrass State. Louisville Democrat Perry Clark&#39;s bill would make marijuana a schedule two drug, meaning it would be recognized as having legitimate medical purposes, while still being somewhat restricted. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Kevin Willis 15097 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks 2013 is the Year Medical Marijuana Will Pass Legislature School Volunteers to Pay for Criminal Background Checks http://wkyufm.org/post/school-volunteers-pay-criminal-background-checks <p>Volunteers at Kentucky schools will probably be forced to pay a ten dollar fee for criminal background checks, if they want to help out in the upcoming school year. The new fee will go into effect on July 1st. Fri, 18 May 2012 20:37:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dan Modlin 12651 at http://wkyufm.org