Politics

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
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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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Politics
2:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Road Budget Headed to Kentucky House

The House budget committee has passed the first of this special session's 2 major bills on the call. The 25 to 2 vote sends the measure authorizing $4.5 billion in spending on road projects to the full House for a Wednesday vote.

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Politics
6:27 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Kentucky Special Session Underway, with Hopes to Wrap Things Up by Friday

Kentucky lawmakers have returned to the capitol for a special session, and it's not clear how long they'll remain in Frankfort to finish their work. The House gaveled in at noon Monday and quickly filed two bills. One measure cracks down on prescription pill abuse and another funds the state road plan.

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Politics
12:23 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Special Session Begins in Frankfort

Kentucky lawmakers have returned to the capitol for a special session, and it's not clear how long they'll remain in Frankfort to finish their work.

The House gaveled in at noon today and quickly filed two bills. One measure cracks down on prescription pill abuse and another funds the state road plan.

Neither measure cleared the General Assembly during the regular session this year. And House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his chamber will work quickly to pass the bills.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Kentucky Special Session Underway, with Hopes to Wrap Things Up by Friday

Updated at 12:32pm CT on Monday, April 16, 2012:

Kentucky lawmakers have returned to the capitol for a special session, and it's not clear how long they'll remain in Frankfort to finish their work.

The House gaveled in at noon today and quickly filed two bills. One measure cracks down on prescription pill abuse and another funds the state road plan.

Neither measure cleared the General Assembly during the regular session this year. And House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his chamber will work quickly to pass the bills.

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