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Politics
1:22 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

David Williams Open to Circuit Judgeship Idea

Sen. David Williams (R)-Burkesville

A spokesman for Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Williams would consider a judicial appointment if Governor Steve Beshear offered the position. Williams and Beshear are bitter rivals. And rumors have been swirling in Frankfort that Beshear is planning to offer Williams an open circuit court seat in his southern Kentucky district. Williams is a trial lawyer by trade.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

If Beshear Appoints Williams to Judgeship, Stivers Will Likely Lead Senate

Kentucky Senate Republicans have established a succession plan in the case their current leader, David Williams, is appointed into an open judgeship in his district. Williams is considered a leading candidate for the open circuit court judgeship that covers his home county.

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Business
10:56 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Abramson Concedes Major Changes to Kentucky Tax System Unlikely Anytime Soon

The chair of Kentucky’s tax commission says a sweeping overhaul of the state's tax code isn't in the works. While Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says, in his heart, he wants to see a major change in the tax code, he admits it's not likely.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Kentucky Democrats Eying Opportunties to Pick Up State House Seats

With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly. Republicans have made taking over the state House a priority and have pledged to raise $1 million dollars to do so.

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Politics
1:15 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Bad Omen for 2013? Kentucky Senate President Says House Negotiated in Bad Faith

David Williams, at left, speaks with Senators last week in Frankfort
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The President of the Kentucky Senate says he’ll never again negotiate with Democrats in private. Cumberland County Republican David Williams says House Democrats reneged on a previous agreement regarding transportation projects in his district.

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Politics
1:50 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Update: Road Plan Passes Senate Committe, with Sen. Williams' Projects Put Back In

The Kentucky Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has approved a $4.5 billion transportation budget but not before inserting language that would restore nearly $50 million for road construction projects that had been vetoed by Gov. Steve Beshear.

The spending measure now advances to the Senate floor for a planned vote on Friday. It would provide funding to widen interstate highways, like I-65, expand airports and dredge river ports across the state.

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Politics
4:07 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

David Williams: Governor Beshear's Rhetoric Threatens My Family's Safety

Republican Senate President David Williams says Democratic Governor Steve Beshear needs to tone down his rhetoric over the upcoming special session. The two men butted heads when the Senate didn’t pass two of the session’s critical bills. The Senate adjourned, effectively killing a bill that funded the state’s road plan and one that would place further limitations on prescription drugs.

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Politics
11:10 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Governor Beshear and David Williams Trade Accusations Over Who is to Blame for Legislative Failures

A blame game over important legislation is turning into a full-blown repeat of last year’s gubernatorial election. Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and Republican Senate President David Williams are arguing over who is to blame for lawmakers adjourning their regular session without passing key bills.

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