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House panel approves local-option sales tax bill, but Stumbo calls bill 'bad policy'
A proposal to give cities and counties the option of asking voters to support a sales tax increase for local projects cleared a state House panel Tuesday, but it's future in the full House looks doubtful.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
House proposes adding $41 million in spending to state budget; source of money is unclear
Lawmakers tried to placate various groups ahead of a vote expected Tuesday by the House budget committee on the state's $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Voting rights, gambling and ballot questions on legislature's agenda
Even as thousands of Kentuckians marched on the state Capitol last week and called for voting rights for ex-felons, lawmakers have yet to reach an accord on the issue in the 2014 General Assembly.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Stivers: Senate action on minimum wage possible
Senate President Robert Stivers said Friday there's a "real possibility" the Republican-led Senate will pass some form of a minimum wage bill, breathing new life into a measure that's a top priority of his Democratic counterpart in the House.
Beshear's university budget cuts will be accepted by House, Stumbo says
The Kentucky House will largely accept Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal on higher education, including cuts of 2 1 2 percent to state universities' operating budgets next year, Speaker Greg Stumbo said Friday.
Pro-casino group to back gambling bills offered by Stumbo, Seum and Clark
Louisville-based casino advocacy group Kentucky Wins said Friday that it will support any of three proposed gambling bills, including one introduced Tuesday by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Brent Spence Bridge project is stalled
Taxpayers have spent more than $100 million on plans for a new Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but there's still no funding plan or start date in sight.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Kentucky Senate president proposes cutting number of days lawmakers meet each year
Stivers, R-Manchester, on Wednesday filed a constitutional amendment, Senate Bill 195, that would call for up to 15 meeting days of the legislature in odd-numbered years and 45 days in even-numbered years.
MSUCorps accepting donations for 'Build-A-Bed' project
This is a drill. MSU reminds our community to be aware of tornado and severe weather plans.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Middlesboro Daily News
Annual Growing Appalachia gathering ...
Learning about ways to save and earn money through small-scale farming, energy efficiency and renewables will be the focus of the fifth Growing Appalachia Conference to be held Saturday in Prestonsburg.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Morehead State University pilots Digital Leadership project
Hazard/UCM is closed on 03/03/2014.Day and night classes are canceled and offices are closed.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The best seems yet to come for duo for Kentucky's Sundy duo
The band, which is releasing its latest album March 4, credits a regular gig at Redmon's for launching its career.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Beshear urges Instant Racing tax
Gov. Steve Beshear called on the legislature to approve a tax on the slot-like Instant Racing game in use at two Kentucky racetracks.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Proposed statewide smoking ban faces 'uphill fight' in Kentucky House
A proposed statewide ban on smoking in public places faces "an uphill fight" in the Kentucky House, with nowhere near the necessary votes, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Tuesday.
Marshall County Tribune-Courier
Annexation of KDV would likely lead to pursuit of liquor license
Chris Wilcox/Tribune-Courier According to Calvert City Mayor Lynn Jones KDV could become part of Calvert City as early as July pending no unforeseen issues.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Was Harlan County kicked out of the...
We are developing a sneaking suspicion that Harlan County has been removed from the official state maps at the Capitol.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Key bills moving slowly in Kentucky legislature
With less than 30 meeting days remaining in Kentucky's 2014 General Assembly, only two of the more than 570 proposed bills have been signed into law: one sets a deadline for creating voter precincts and the second expands prescribing power for nurses.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Ky. lawmakers respond to Instant Racing ruling
A state Supreme Court ruling on Instant Racing gambling machines drew a swift response Friday from some Kentucky lawmakers, who began drafting legislation to reinstate a tax on the slot-like games.
Stumbo: Lawmakers need to approve tax on instant racing
Stumbo's comments came a day after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has the legal authority to regulate instant racing, but that the pari-mutuel tax, which applies only to live racing, cannot be used to collect state revenues from the games.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Beshear and legislative leaders pledge support for creating registry of adult abusers
Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky's top two legislative leaders - Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo - pledged support Thursday for measures to create a registry of caregivers with records of adult abuse, neglect or exploitation.