A freshman lawmaker from Louisville has filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that limits how long members can serve. Legislation by State Representative Mike Nemes limits House and Senate lawmakers to serving no more that three consecutive terms.
A bill that would allow Kentucky to collect money from Medicaid fraud busts has again been introduced in Frankfort. House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed the bill, which would also protect and possibly reward whistle blowers who report fraud in Medicaid or any other areas of state government.
A bill allowing Amish buggy drivers in Kentucky to use reflective tape instead of a state-mandated orange triangle is only a few steps away from becoming law.
The state Senate passed a bill addressing the issue weeks ago. And a House committee passed its own version last week.
There are a few differences in each chamber’s bill. The House wants 200 inches of white, two-inch-wide tape on the back of each buggy. The Senate version mandates 100 inches of red or white one-inch-wide tape.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legislative redistricting case this week. Chief Justice John D. Minton filed an order Friday officially accepting transfer of the case from the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Governor Beshear says he’s willing to make changes to his proposed casino gambling amendment in response to complaints from lawmakers. The plan unveiled by Beshear this week would allow up to five casinos at horseracing tracks, and two freestanding casinos in other parts of the state.