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Kentucky’s Republican-controlled Senate passes three Democratic bills
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Kentucky’s Republican-controlled Senate passes three Democratic bills

FRANKFORT — Three Democratic-sponsored bills passed out of Kentucky’s Republican-controlled Senate Friday morning.  Two of the bills, Senate Bills 48 and 14, received unanimous approval and the third, Senate...

Kentucky Senate president’s bill for public university research wins committee approval
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Kentucky Senate president’s bill for public university research wins committee approval

FRANKFORT — Republican Senate President Robert Stivers’ bill to set up endowed research funding for research consortiums between two or more public universities is heading to the Senate floor. ...

Kentucky senator wants to expand school safety law with ‘guardians’ and mental health reports
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Kentucky senator wants to expand school safety law with ‘guardians’ and mental health reports

FRANKFORT — A Kentucky Republican is once again seeking to strengthen security and mental health measures in schools to prevent school shootings in the commonwealth. This time, the legislation...

As Kentucky lawmakers push anti-DEI bills, Black scholars define diversity
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As Kentucky lawmakers push anti-DEI bills, Black scholars define diversity

FRANKFORT — Against the backdrop of the Kentucky General Assembly considering a couple of bills that would limit diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in education, a panelist of Black...

Bill limiting Kentucky governor’s pardon power near elections wins bipartisan approval in Senate
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Bill limiting Kentucky governor’s pardon power near elections wins bipartisan approval in Senate

FRANKFORT — With bipartisan support, the Kentucky Senate took another step toward limiting pardon and sentence commutation powers of the governor.  Republican-backed Senate Bill 126 proposes a constitutional amendment to...

No statues to be removed or added to Rotunda without legislative OK, under advancing bill
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No statues to be removed or added to Rotunda without legislative OK, under advancing bill

FRANKFORT — Almost four years after the Beshear administration removed a Confederate statue from the Capitol Rotunda, the House State Government Committee forwarded a bill that would give the General...

Despite bipartisan opposition, Senate passes bill changing sick-leave pay for teacher retirees
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Despite bipartisan opposition, Senate passes bill changing sick-leave pay for teacher retirees

FRANKFORT — A few Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting against a measure that would change how Kentucky teachers are paid for accumulated sick leave when they retire, but the...