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Kentucky House Speaker Pro-Tem David Osborne urges investigation of Kentucky Wired

As the result of extreme delays resulting in tens of millions of dollars over its initial $324 million budget, and counting, House Speaker Pro-Tem David Osborne has filed a resolution urging an investigation into the ailing public-private partnership of Kentucky Wired. Kentucky Wired, created by former Governor Steve Beshear in 2015, was supposed to have delivered high-speed internet access to the...

Kentucky GOP will not seek immediate replacement for former House speaker Jeff Hoover

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Leadership of the House Republican Caucus said there will not be an election to replace Jeff Hoover as speaker when lawmakers convene either in a special session this month on pension reform, or when the regular session convenes in January. A statement was issued by Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne, R-Prospect; Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster; Majority Whip Kevin...

Hoover announces Adoption Work Group charged with overhauling, streamlining process

Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover has unveiled the Adoption Work Group, consisting of eight House members, which will be charged with a sweeping and progressive overhaul of Kentucky’s adoption process. House leaders said earlier this year they had a goal to fix the adoption system in the state, with the end goal of placing every single child in a loving home. Over the years, the adoption process...