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.
A bill that would alter the section of the state Constitution dealing with redistricting is moving through the state legislature. The Senate took up the measure Thursday. The bill passed mostly on party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber, 27-11.
The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth. The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet’s operating budget Thursday afternoon. The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear’s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway.
Lawmakers in both chambers have passed a bill aimed at reducing the cost of uncontested special legislative elections. Kentucky House lawmakers passed the measure weeks ago, while it passed the Senate Wednesday.
Two US Senators from Kentucky and two from Tennessee are among twelve GOP lawmakers who are questioning whether the Obama Administration is using the Internal Revenue Service to target Tea Party related non-profit organizations. The twelve members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.