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Bill passes to allow military personnel to cast absentee ballots
It doesn’t quite match what Secretary of State Alison Grimes had in mind, but the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday passed a bill to make it easier for military personnel to cast absentee ballots 37-0.
House considers ways to pay pension costs
House Democrats are looking at using any growth revenues from the KEES scholarship program and taxing lottery tickets to pay for increased state employee pension costs.
Pension bill in committee’s hands
A bill to address Kentucky’s growing unfunded liabilities in its pension systems is now in the hands of the House State Government Committee, but its fate remains unknown.
Right to work, prevailing wage debate for nought
It was perhaps a perfect illustration of the 2013 General Assembly deliberations so far.
Redistricting, pension fix remain hot topics
Tuesday was the final day to file bills in the state House but that doesn’t mean the possibility of a House redistricting plan or using instant racing revenues to fund a pension system fix are dead.
Not everybody sold on hemp
There they were together, both promoting a new five-year strategic plan for Kentucky agriculture.
Stumbo suggests instant racing as way to fund pension systems
Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, suggested Friday that Kentucky should use state proceeds from instant racing to fund the state’s badly underfunded pension systems.
Environmentalists picket Capitol, Silas House among speakers
FRANKFORT Silas House, the author and environmentalist who grew up in Laurel County, proudly proclaimed his heritage from the front steps of the state Capitol Thursday.
Bill to prevent ‘frivolous’ lawsuits against nursing homes moves to House
Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Post-conviction DNA bill moves on to House
Melinda Elkins Dawson’s mother was murdered and her 6-year-old niece brutally raped in 1998 in Canton, Ohio.
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