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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.
AT&T bill could be in trouble
A bill that would deregulate telephone service in Kentucky and possibly put in jeopardy rural customers would be guaranteed landline service might be dead.
Hemp clears one hurdle but more are to come
FRANKFORT The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 50 to provide a “framework” for the cultivation of hemp after days of pressure on the committee chairman, Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana.
Amendment on special taxing districts passes Senate
FRANKFORT The Republican-controlled state Senate on Wednesday passed an amended version of a bill aimed at providing accountability to special taxing districts, but the Democratic sponsor of the bill said he won’t agree to the change.
Kentucky ranks 5th on new, expanded industry
An Atlanta-based publication has ranked Kentucky fifth in the nation for new and expanded industry activity in 2012
Beshear talks pension funding, conversation with Ashley Judd
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.
House Democrats reveal redrawn plan
House Democrats on Tuesday finally revealed their plan to redraw legislative districts, and they say it conforms to constitutional guidelines.
Predictably, the minority Republicans aren’t happy. And there may be some unhappy Democrats, too.
Hemp bill on table again; redistricting in ‘final phase’
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.
Pension reform likely to need special session
Already, the Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate were pointing fingers of blame over a stalled pension fix and the possibility pension reform will require a special 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.
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