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Ruling has many state libraries worried
A Campbell Circuit judge’s ruling that Kentucky public libraries created by petition can’t raise tax rates without a similar petition by 51 percent of voters has libraries across the state worried.
Beshear vetoes Medicaid dispute resolution bill
Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday he had vetoed a bill to expedite disputes between Medicaid managed care companies and providers over prompt payment of claims, but said he will implement a plan to comply with the intent of the bill.
Hemp bill to become law without Beshear’s signature
Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will get their hemp bill, but without Gov. Steve Beshear’s endorsement.
Third female justice appointed to Kentucky Supreme Court
For the first time the Kentucky Supreme Court will have three women justices after Gov. Steve Beshear Wednesday appointed Michelle Keller to fill a vacancy on the court.
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.
Hemp bill passes late; Adkins, Hornback find compromise
Throughout a two-month fight in the General Assembly to license hemp cultivation — assuming the federal government allows it — supporters claimed many virtues for the kindred plant of marijuana.
No pension fix late into night
As the final minutes of the 2013 General Assembly ticked away, Gov. Steve Beshear and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, worked feverishly to come up with a compromise on a pension fix that House Democrats could support.
Floyd County ranked unhealthiest in state
Days after CNHI News reported on a study that linked elevated levels of self-reported cancer deaths in Floyd County to surface mining, another national health study ranks Floyd County as the unhealthiest in Kentucky.
Could hemp bill be on its way back?
FRANKFORT To listen to members of Kentucky’s revived Hemp Commission Thursday, a compromise on a bill to regulate cultivation of industrial hemp is just around the corner.
AG opinion doesn’t clear up hemp debate
An advisory opinion from Attorney General Jack Conway didn’t do anything to clear up disagreements between Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo about legislating a “regulatory framework” to grow hemp in Kentucky.
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