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Stumbo wants redistricting resolved
FRANKFORT — House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, on Monday filed a response to a federal suit asking courts to require the General Assembly to redraw state legislative maps and at the same time called for a special session to end the controversy.
3 of Farmer’s ag department staff admit to ethics violation
FRANKFORT — Three former employees of Richie Farmer’s agriculture department have agreed to settlements with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, accepting reprimands and fines.
Bruce Harper, Chris Parsons and George “Doug” Begley admitted to ethics violations while
Farmer indicted on felony fraud charges
FRANKFORT — Former Republican Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer was indicted on four counts of misappropriating public funds and solicitation of property in exchange for influencing
Hornback asks governor to sign hemp bill into law
The sponsor of legislation to set up a regulatory framework for hemp cultivation Wednesday asked Gov. Steve Beshear to sign the bill into law.
Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, sponsored Senate Bill 50, which originally
Farmer charged with 42 ethics violations
The state Executive Branch Ethics Commission issued charges of 42 violations of Kentucky’s ethics laws Monday against former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.
Beshear signs bill raising dropout age
It took five long years and a compromise offered by Republican Sen. David Givens, but Gov. Steve Beshear, first lady Jane Beshear and Democratic Rep. Jeff Greer Monday finally saw their dream of raising
Hemp bill on table again; redistricting in ‘final phase’
FRANKFORT — Watching the 2013 General Assembly is a bit like watching Kentucky’s weather; if you don’t like what you hear one day, just stick around for what they say the next.
Beshear will call special session if pension issue unresolved
Gov. Steve Beshear held out hope Tuesday that lawmakers can still find a compromise solution to the state’s badly underfunded employee pension funds in the waning days of the 30-day General Assembly.
He all but said he’s prepared to call a special session later this year if no solution is reached in this session.
State pension problems remain
FRANKFORT — The widening gap between the two chambers of the General Assembly on how to solve Kentucky’s pension problems seemed to get wider Thursday.
Stumbo backs Judd in potential race
FRANKFORT — Democratic state House Sen. Greg Stumbo said Thursday he thinks actress Ashley Judd will be “a formidable” opponent should she choose to run against Republican U.S. Sen.
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