Greg Stumbo

Economy
10:22 am
Thu November 29, 2012

House Bill 1: Reigning In Tax Districts Top Legislative Priority in Kentucky

The No. 1 priority for the Kentucky House in 2013 is set: Tackling recommendations from a recent report that found that special tax districts have big budgets and little oversight.  Auditor Adam Edelen recently finished a report on the districts, detailing billions of dollars in spending with little or no oversight.

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Education
1:20 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Stumbo: No Extra Higher Education Funding Until UPike Becomes a State University

A battle may be brewing over the future of Kentucky higher education -- should the state add another state university, this one serving Appalachia? The leader of the Kentucky House said he won't support any extra funding for higher education until the University of Pikeville joins the state university system.

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Economy
1:15 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Stumbo: Make High Earning Kentucky Pensioners Pay More to Help Fund System

State employees with higher pensions should pay more to help the underfunded systems recover, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview. One thing Stumbo doesn't want to see is lawmakers floating bonds to help pay for the state’s underfunded pensions.

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Economy
6:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Stumbo: Tax Commission Needs 'Courage' to Make Bold, New Proposals

The Kentucky House speaker said the commission charged with proposing changes to Kentucky's tax code is "backing away" from controversial issues. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview that the Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform needs to be bolder. He said the appointed commissioners are approaching the tax code issues as if they have political capital to lose, refusing to offer new ideas.

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Politics
8:27 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Kentucky House Republicans' Agenda Includes Tax Code Updates, Reduced Spending

Kentucky’s House Republicans have unveiled the agenda they will pursue if the party wins a majority of the chamber this fall. The GOP has focused its attention this year on unseating Democrats in the state House.To help that effort, House Republicans have promised to address fiscal issues, taxes and government reform if elected.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Kentucky GOP Using Stumbo's Remarks Against Democrats

Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year's elections. The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo's declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall.

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Politics
1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky's Democratic Big Guns will Be Absent this Weekend at Fancy Farm

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic. As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak.

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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
LRC

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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Prescription Compromise Altered
3:14 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Return of the Original Rx Pill Bill Starts New Fight

Lawmakers Discuss Prescription Medication Bill
LRC

A change to the so-called pill bill in Frankfort has restarted the fight over the measure in the General Assembly. Prescription abuse is rampant in Kentucky, and the bill strengthens restrictions on the drugs and who can sell them.The measure didn't clear the General Assembly during this year's regular session, and lawmakers have been called in for a special session to reconsider the legislation.

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Kentucky's Next Budget
10:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Kentucky House Speaker Predicts Easy Compromise on Budget Plan

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his chamber's priorities for the next two-year budget are not that different from the Senate's. Both chambers have passed their own budget bills for each branch of state government. The two sides must now work out a compromise. Stumbo says he doesn’t have many concerns with the Senate's changes and he expects a conference committee to hatch a compromise quickly.

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