Kentucky House

Politics
10:52 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Majority Rules: Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch

Election day is two weeks away, and with only one competitive Congressional race (6th District with Congressman Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and no statewide races on the ballot, this year's politics will definitely be local. Republicans are trying to take control of the state House this year. They need 10 seats to do so. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to pick up a few Senate seats to bolster their slim minority. Below are the races to watch, by region, in these legislative contests.

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House Moves Ahead on Key Bills
12:04 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Kentucky House Passes Transportation Budget and Pill Bill

The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed both bills on its agenda for this year’s special session. House lawmakers Wednesday approved both the road plan funding bill and a measure to crack down on prescription pill abuse today by wide margins.

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Roads and Bridges in Budget
12:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

House Passes Transportation Budget

The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills Friday morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects, from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth.

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Bill Would Give More Specific Instructions
12:09 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Senate Bill Would Amend Constitutional Provisions on Redistricting

A move to amend the provisions of Kentucky’s constitution that deal with redistricting has been introduced in the state Senate. State Senator Robert Stivers’s bill would change the laws around redistricting, and give more direction for how medium-sized counties could be split.

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Senate Expected to Make Some Changes
8:21 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Kentucky Budget Bill Moves to State Senate

State Senator Mike Wilson
LRC

Two year budgets for all three branches of state government have now passed one chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly. The House spent more than an hour debating the details of the executive, legislative and judicial budgets before easily passing all three. They also passed a bill creating a tax amnesty program that Governor Steve Beshear requested.

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