General Assembly

Redistricting in Kentucky
2:40 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

No Decision Yet on Legality of Redistricting, but Ruling to Come Soon

A Kentucky judge says he may rule by midweek on the constitutionality of legislative redistricting in a case that has the state's election filing deadline in flux.

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Ky House Election
9:28 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Tuesday's Special Election to Fill Seat in Kentucky House

Voters in four counties in South Central Kentucky go to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Education
8:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Charter School Issue to be Taken Up This Week by Kentucky Lawmakers

A bill allowing charter schools in Kentucky will get a hearing in the House Education Committee. Chairman Carl Rollins has set Tuesday as the hearing date, but that could change if the deadline for candidates to file to run for General Assembly seats is pushed back again. Rollins still doesn’t support charter schools, but thinks it's time for the bill to be discussed.

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Education
4:24 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Compromise May Be in the Works for Kentucky School Dropout Bill

Governor Steve Beshear is warming to a modified proposal to raise the high school dropout age. Beshear has long pushed to raise the dropout age to 18. The Senate Education Committee passed a bill today that lets individual school boards opt in to a higher dropout age. It also requires those boards to provide the Kentucky Department of Education with proof that a solid alternative program exists in their districts.

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Education
3:58 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Leaders of UK and U of L Put Best Faces Possible on Proposed Higher Education Cuts

U of L President Jim Ramsey

Kentucky’s two largest universities are facing grim futures with more budget cuts planned for the coming years. But the schools' presidents say they can survive.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and University of Louisville President James Ramsey addressed the Senate Education Committee today.

They did not attempt to talk their way out of proposed 6.4 percent budget cuts. Instead, both men talked highly of their current programs and their ability to survive past budget cuts.

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