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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Redistricting Lawsuit
2:39 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Judge Pushes Back Filing Deadline for Kentucky Candidates

A judge has ruled that Kentucky's election filing deadline will be postponed one week while he decides the constitutionality of new legislative districts in the Commonwealth. 

Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday afternoon, hours before the original deadlines for legislative hopefuls to file candidacy papers.

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Expanded Gambling
8:27 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Governor Believes He Has Enough Support to Get Gambling Issue on the Ballot

Responding to critics, Governor Steve Beshear says he believes he already has ample support in the state Senate to send an expanded gambling amendment to the ballot.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
12:15 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

No Deal Yet on Congressional Redistricting, but Lawmakers Agree to Extend Filing Deadline

Legislative leaders still disagree over new Congressional districts, but they have agreed on one thing: to extend the filing deadline. Instead of passing a new bill for the extension, state Senator Damon Thayer said the two sides agreed to gut House Bill 2.

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Redistricting in Kentucky
8:07 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Lawsuit to be filed against Kentucky House redistricting plan

Rep. Jeff Hoover (R-Jamestown)

Several Kentucky House Republicans are hoping to derail new legislative districts with a lawsuit challenging the redistricting map.

Members of the GOP caucus and a group of private individuals could file the suit as soon as the end of this week. It will start in Franklin County Circuit Court and will include a motion to stop the redistricting maps from taking immediate effect.

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2012 General Assembly
2:30 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Elizabethtown Lawmaker Wants to Change the Way Redistricting is Done in Kentucky

Elizabethtown Representative Tim Moore says he'll introduce a bill that would change the way legislative redistricting maps are created.

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