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4:46 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

New Documents Shed Light on Super Pac Role in 4th District Race

Newly-released documents show that a Northern Kentucky businessman is the  primary donor and a significant fundraiser for a super PAC that’s involved in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District race. But super PAC officials say the man has no official role with the group.

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12:42 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

New Laws Take Effect This Summer in Kentucky

Attorney General Jack Conway has set July 12 as the date most new laws passed this year by the General Assembly will take effect. 

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11:59 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Bill Cracking Down on Kentucky Prescription Pills Officially Signed into Law

Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear are applauding the passage of a bill aimed at reducing prescription pill abuse. Beshear signed the pill bill Tuesday, inviting key legislators and law enforcement officers to take part in the ceremony.

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Controversial Measure Becomes Law
11:42 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Pill Bill into Law

Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear are applauding the passage of a bill aimed at reducing prescription pill abuse.Beshear signed the pill bill today, inviting key legislators and law enforcement officers to take part in the ceremony.

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Politics
10:15 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Daviess County Budget Contains Employee Raises, No New Taxes

Daviess County Fiscal Court’s next proposed budget has no plans for borrowing money or tax increases. The $74.1 million spending blueprint unveiled this week also calls for county employees to receive 1.5% raises.The Messenger-Inquirer reports Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he wants county employees to receive a 2% raise.

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Politics
2:44 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Tennessee House to Consider Bill that Would Drug Test Welfare Applicants

A proposal to drug test people as a condition for receiving welfare in Tennessee is advancing in the House. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Julia Hurly of Lenoir City was approved on a voice vote in the House Finance Committee Monday. The companion bill is awaiting a Senate floor vote.

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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
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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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8:29 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Kentucky Special Session in the Books, with Several Important Issues Left for Next Year

After spending 65 days in Frankfort, Kentucky lawmakers can once again point to strong new drug laws as their signature achievements. The General Assembly passed bills cracking down on synthetic drugs, prescription abuse and meth production.

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5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Election Deadline Looms in Kentucky

For Kentuckians wanting to vote in next month's primary election, the deadline to register is Monday.  April 23rd is also the last day to make address changes on voter registration forms. 

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5:59 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Special Session Ends

Kentucky Public Radio reporter Josh James reports that lawmakers in Frankfort are headed home now that the week long special session has concluded. The two bills up for consideration passed, providing funding for the state’s transportation department and delivering a modified piece of legislation intended to crack down on pill mills. 

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